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IME Collaboration: BlaxploItalian
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 3:45 – 5:30pm
Toy Lounge (Dey Hall, 4th floor)
In Celebration of Black History Month
IME will be collaborating with the Department of Romance Studies and various other campus partners
BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema, A Documentary by Fred Kuwornu
Film screening and discussion with THE DIRECTOR
- Documentary Summary: BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs that classic Afro-Italian, African-American and Afro-descendant actors faced in the Italian film industry, while mirroring their struggles with those of contemporary actors who are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles, but are often unable to do so. BlaxploItalian is more than an unveiling of a troubled history; it is a call-to-action for increased diversity in international cinema through the stories of these artists in an effort to reflect the modern and racially diverse Italy.