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Screening and Lecture | Porpora

Date:

03/23/2023


Screening and Lecture | Porpora

 

 

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is pleased to co-present the Goggio Lecture and the Canadian premiere of the documentary Porpora featuring Italian trans activist and author Porpora Marcasciano.  A Q&A will follow the lecture and the screening with the renowned activist and the documentary's producer, Vittorio Martone, who will both be present for the event.

A reception will follow.

 

GOGGIO LECTURE | SCREENING

Porpora Marcasciano

Thursday, March 23 | 4:00PM to 7:30PM

FATHER MADDEN HALL
Carr Hall

St. Michael's College
University of Toronto
100 St. Joseph St | Toronto ON
FREE EVENT | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE

 

The lecture will also be live-streamed on the YouTube channel of the Department of Italian Studies (UofT)

CLICK HERE ON MARCH 23 TO WATCH THE LECTURE ON LIVE-STREAM

 

ABOUT THE FILM

Porpora is a journey on the road in the human adventure of Porpora Marcasciano, a trans who has lived as a protagonist in the feminist, communist and trans movements from the Seventies to today. Neither man nor woman, her identity is in perennial transition.

On a trip from Bologna south, towards her hometown, she retraces her experience of battles that continue to be waged today alongside Vittorio, a younger travelling companion. From the explosion of '77 to the crazy nights in Rome to her political commitment, Porpora recounts to a new generation how individuality produces social change only by uniting and being realized in multiplicity.

At sixty, Porpora bears the weight of her lightness: without hiding some weariness, her playful interpretation of the world accompanies her desire to recount and unravel the thread of the trans story with her own original and provocative testimony.

If the current movement appears to threaten some and to be a residual form of its protagonists, and if the past is interpreted as mythological and inert, what is to be the synthesis of a transgender woman and her travel companion at the end of this search?

Information

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: From 4:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : Department of Italian Studies | University of Toronto

In collaboration with : Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies | Language Studies (U of T Mississauga) | Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto | Villa Charities

Entrance : Free


Location:

FATHER MADDEN HALL | Carr Hall | St. Michael's College | University of Toronto | 100 St. Joseph St | Toronto ON

2471