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Blaxoitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

As a Post Script to Black History Month and to acknowledge Action Week Against Racism, the School of Arts and Sciences presents the Michael Flynn Memorial Lecture in Global Studies.
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  • When Mar 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (GMT+0 / UTC0)
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Featuring Fred Kuwornu, speaking about his documentary:

Blaxoitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Fred Kuwornu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Mass Media, from the University of Bologna. After his experience, working with the production crew of Spike Lee film's “Miracle at St. Anna”, in 2010 he produced and directed the Award-winning documentary Inside Buffalo about the African-American veterans who fought in Italy during World War II. In 2012, Fred released "18 IUS SOLI" which examines Afro-Italians in Italy but also specifically looks at questions of citizenship for the one million children of immigrants born and raised in Italy but not yet Italian citizens. In 2016, He released Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema".

His next projects, with the production company Do The Right Films Entertainment is: "Afropolitan", a documentary about a contemporary concept of Pan Africanism. Fred Kuwornu had the privilege of being a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences such as the ALA African Literature Association, the Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories Conference (sponsored by NYU and held in Florence), and the Black Europe Summer School in Amsterdam.

Fred is an activist-producer-director-speaker born and raised in Italy and based in Brooklyn. His mother is an Italian Jew, and his father a Ghanaian surgeon who lived in Italy since the early 60's.


Light Refreshments will be served.