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POSTPONED: The Power Plant Film Series "Italian Colonial Cinema": Soltanto il mare (Only the Sea)

Date:

07/15/2020


POSTPONED: The Power Plant Film Series

THIS SCREENING (APRIL 14) 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:

Soltanto il mare
(Only the Sea)
Directed by Dagmawi Yimer,
Fabrizio Barraco and Giulio Cederna
2010, colour, 50 minutes

Tuesday |14 April 2020 | 7 PM

A few years after landing in Lampedusa in 2006, Dagmawi Yimer returns with a videocamera and a regular identity card to see and film what he could then only imagine as he looked through the gratings on the windows of the detention centre. Shot between 2010 and the beginning of 2011, the film is a tribute to the island and its inhabitants.

ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FREE EVENT

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UPCOMING FILM IN THE SERIES:

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

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