Documentary "BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in the Italian Cinema"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Neil R. Euliano Professorship 9th Annual Lecture Series presents director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu and his documentary "BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in the Italian Cinema".

This documentary brings to light the careers of generations of Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs of Afro-Italian, Afro-American and Afro-descendant actors in the Italian film industry. These actors have worked and are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles. BlaxploItalian is a call-to-action for increased diversity in Italian cinema through the stories of these artists and an effort to reflect on the reality of a modern and racially diverse Italy.

The presentation will include a discussion and Q & A with the director about the documentary and its impact.

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