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Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema
121 St. Joseph Street, Alumni Hall, Room 400
Time: Mar 10th, 5:00 pm End: Mar 10th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Italian Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Cinema, African, 2000-
Film Screening

The Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute
cordially invites you to a public lecture by

Fred Kuwornu

Blaxploitalian
100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

film screening followed by Q&A with the Director

Friday March 10th, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall 400
121 St. Joseph Street
University of Toronto

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Please RSVP at italian.studies@utoronto.ca

Fred "Kudjo” Kuwornu 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. 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 Fred Kuwornu produced and directed the Award-winning documentary Inside Buffalo about the African-
American veterans who fought in Italy during World War II. In 2012, he 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”.

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