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Film Screening: Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema
October 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures presents a screening of the documentary BlaxploItalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema (2016), followed by a Q&A with director and activist Fred Kuwornu.
Fred Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist best known for his documentaries Inside Buffalo (2010), about the Black American soldiers who participated in the liberation of Italy during World War II, and 18 Ius Soli (2012), about the children of immigrants in Italy and their struggles for legal and social recognition.
Blaxploitalian: One Hundred Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema recounts the century-long yet underappreciated history of people of African descent in Italian cinema. It is a documentary with the explicit social mission of developing a platform to support advocacy for greater diversity in media.
Watch the trailer for Blaxploitalian below:
This event is only open to the FIT community.