Hofstra Cultural Center
ETHNICITY AND MULTICULTURALISM IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY
Film Viewings led by Italian Ghanaian Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu
Fred Kuwornu, film director and activist, will present two of his acclaimed documentaries and conduct a question and answer period after each screening.
Wednesday, February 12
18 Ius Soli
The documentary film examines the difficulty in obtaining citizenship in modern Italy, particularly for those immigrants coming from North African and Sub-Saharan countries. It questions ethnicity and citizenship. CécileKyeng, Minister for Integration and the first “black” minister is a focus in the film.
Film Showing at 12:45 p.m.
The story of the 15,000 soldiers of the 92nd African-American Infantry Division, who served in Italy during World War II, but that found that their contributions went unnoticed upon their return to the United States. “The Buffalo Soldiers served with courage and patriotism overcame tremendous obstacles, and paved the way for future generations.”- President Barack Obama
Film Showing at 3:30 p.m.
Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural Center Grants and the The Italian Cultural Institute
Location for both films:
Student Center Theater
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural Center Grants