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Black History Month

Filmmaker screens documentaries on black WWII heroes in Italy, discrimination against Italians of African descent

The African-American Studies department is one of the co-sponsors of the Feb. 27-28 campus visit of filmmaker Fred Kuworno. Here are the details:

Wed Feb 27, New Education Building 212, 3:00pm
18 Ius Soli – The Right of Soil: We Are All Italians, Just Not Legally (Italy, 2012)
An award-winning documentary about 18 young people who, despite having been born in Italy, do not have access to Italian citizenship because their parents came to Italy from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Director Fred Kuwornu, an Italian of African heritage, will be present at the screening. The discussion has been funded by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities.
Here, Kuworno talks about the restrictions on citizenship for Italians of African descent:

Thu Feb 28, New Education Building 212, 6:00pm
Inside Buffalo (Italy, 2008)
This documentary, directed by Fred Kuwornu, tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War. The discussion has been funded by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities.

Trailer for “Inside Buffalo:”

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