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    Black Italians and Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy

    February 10, 2021

    The Department of World Languages and Cultures will host a virtual presentation on Zoom of the documentary, Black Italians and Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy, on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu will present his multimedia lecture on young Black Italian artists and activists who have harnessed the power of both traditional cultural forms and newer digital platforms to shape the conversation on racism, identity, and citizenship. 

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    Fred Kudjo Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanian filmmaker, activist, producer, and educator who was born and raised in Italy and is currently based in Brooklyn.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Mass Media from the University of Bologna.  As a teenager, he started his career as a DJ and producer.  Later, he worked as a TV scriptwriter for RAI public television in Rome.  In the US, he worked on the production of Spike Lee’s film Miracle at St. Anna.  Kuwornu’s own documentary films include the award-winning Inside Buffalo, about the African-American Infantry unit active in combat in WWII; 18 Ius soli, which investigates the issue of citizenship rights for the children of immigrants in Italy; and Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema.

    To attend the event, registration in advance is required, here.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Marzia Caporale at marzia.caporale@scranton.edu or Dr. Virginia Picchietti at virginia.picchietti@scranton.edu.

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