Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu kicked off what he calls Black History Month showing his two documentaries, Inside Buffalo and 18 IUS SOLI - one a film on black WWII heroes in Italy (specifically, the 92nd "Buffalo" Division); the other on discrimination against Italians of African descent - examining race, ethnicity, and national identity in a newly multicultural Italy of the early 21st century, focusing on 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.
18 Ius Soli was first highlighted on this blog 2 years ago, when it was set to premiere at BAMcinématek's New Voices in Black Cinema. he also brilliantly
Both films have been screening throughout the month of February, in Northeastern states primarily, thus far, with director Fred Kuwornu, supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, attending all screenings which were each followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmaker.
There are still 4 more screening dates remaining before the films move on to other locales. See all 4 of them, including screening dates, cities/states, and theater locations, below:
Remaining tour dates:
Febr.28 New Haven, CT “Inside Buffalo” at the Department of African American Studies of Yale University. 81 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06511
March 3 South Orange Village, New Jersey “18 IUS SOLI” at 55 p.m. at Seton Hall University 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange Village, New Jersey
March 4th New Haven, CT “18 IUS SOLI” Yale University at 5.30 p.m. at Luce Auditorium Henry R. Luce Hall 34 Hillhouse Avenue
March 5 Fairfield , CT “18 IUS SOLI” at 5 p.m. at Fairfield University 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Watch the trailer for 18 IUS SOLI and Inside Buffalo below: