Film Screening: "Blaxploitalian: 100 years of Blackness"
A free screening of Fred Kuwornu's film "Blaxploitalian: 100 years of Blackness" followed by a Q&A session with the filmaker. The screening is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
"Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness" is a diasporic, hybrid, historical, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: African-American and African descent actors in Italian cinema. These engrossing interviews with African-American, Afro-Latino and Afro-Italian actors are interspersed with conversations with international film scholars such as: Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), Ed Guerrero (NYU), Shelleen Greene (UCLA) and others. The documentary has been showed in more than 200 academic institutions in the last years developing a platform to support advocacy for greater diversity in media. The documentary covers more than a century, from silent and colonial cinema to contemporary cinema.
Monday, November 11 at 1:25pm
Gilbert Hall, 115
210 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602