Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

February 14-16, 2021
Magazzino Da Casa

Virtual screening of Fred Kuwornu’s Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema will be available from February 14 ­– 16, 2021. 

Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a diasporic, hybrid, and critical documentary that describes the representation of Blackness in Italian cinema from 1915 to present day. From the perspectives of Afro-Italian; African-American; Afro-Caribbean and African diasporic actors, a population seldom heard from, the film discloses the personal struggles actors faced in establishing a career. More than documenting the history of Blackness in Italian film and media, Blaxpoitalian is a call to action, shedding light on the entanglement between lack of media and socio-political disenfranchisement.

The screening will accompany the conversation with Fred Kuwornu, BLAQ•IT: Representing Blackness in Italy, which will take place on February 16, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST here.