This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

POSTPONED: The Power Plant Film Series "Italian Colonial Cinema": Come un uomo sulla terra (Like a Man on Earth)

Date:

07/15/2020


POSTPONED: The Power Plant Film Series

THIS SCREENING (APRIL 07) HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

The Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini aimed to establish an Italian empire in Africa. In 1935, Mussolini provoked a political dispute with Abyssinian (modern Ethiopian) Emperor, Haile Selassie, as justification for a military invasion. While there was international outrage, there was no military action taken against Mussolini. After World War II, the Treaty of Peace with Italy (1947) ended all of Italy’s overseas possessions, and yet there remain some relations between Italy and its former colonies.

This film series looks back to filmmakers contemporary with Mussolini, as well as more recent cinematic works examining Italy’s entanglement in Africa.

The Power Plant, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Istituto Luce Cinecittà present:

Come un uomo sulla terra
(Like a Man on Earth)
Directed by Andrea Segre, Dagmawi
Yimer and Riccardo Biadene
2008, colour, 60 minutes

Tuesday | 7 April 2020 | 7 PM

A journey of pain and dignity, through which Dagmawi Yimer manages to give a voice to the almost impossible memory of human suffering, for which Italy and Europe have responsibilities that could not remain hidden for long.

"Like a man on earth" documents for the first time, through the voices of African migrants, the manner in which Libya is handling migratory flows from Africa, on behalf of, and thanks to, funding from Italy and Europe.

Dag studied Law in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Due to the strong political repression in his country, he decided to emigrate. In the winter of 2005, he crossed the desert between Sudan and Libya by land. In Libya, however, he came across a series of misadventures related not only to the violence of the smugglers who manage the journey to the Mediterranean, but also, and above all, to the abuse and violence by the Libyan police, who was responsible for indiscriminate arrests and inhuman deportations.

Having survived the Libyan trap, Dag managed to arrive in Italy by sea, to Rome, where he began attending the Asinitas Onlus Italian school, a meeting point for many African immigrants.

Here he learned not only Italian, but also the language of video documentary. Thus, he decided to collect the memories of his peers about the terrible journey through Libya, attempting to break the incomprehensible silence regarding what happened in the North African country.

ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FREE EVENT

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 

UPCOMING FILMS IN THE SERIES:

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 7 PM
Soltanto il mare
(Only the Sea)
Directed by Dagmawi Yimer,
Fabrizio Barraco and Giulio Cederna
2010, colour, 50 minutes

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 7 PM
Sud Side Stori
(South Side Story)
Directed by Roberta Torre
2000, colour, 87 minutes

Information

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : The Power Plant | Istituto Italiano di Cultura | Istituto Luce CinecittĂ 

Entrance : Free


Location:

Studio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre | 235 Queens Quay W

Author:

The Power Plant

2152