Ethnicity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy

Two film viewings led by Italian Ghanaian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu, film director and activist. He will present two of his acclaimed documentaries and conduct a question and answer period after each screening. Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center.


18 Ius Soli: The Right of Citizenship: The documentary film examines the difficulty in obtaining citizenship in modern Italy, particularly for those immigrants coming from North African and Sub-Saharan countries. It questions ethnicity and citizenship. CécileKyeng, Minister for Integration and the first “black” minister is a focus in the film. To be shown at 12:45 p.m.


Inside Buffalo: The story of  the 15,000 soldiers of the 92nd African-American Infantry Division, who served in Italy during World War II, but that found that their contributions went unnoticed upon their return to the United States. “The Buffalo Soldiers served with courage and patriotism overcame tremendous obstacles, and paved the way for future generations.”- President Barack Obama  To be shown at 3:30 p.m.


Location for both films: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Admission: Free

Please feel free to attend both or one of the film viewings/discussions.

 Italian American Experience Series website

Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural Center Grants

and the The Italian Cultural Institute

Wednesday, February 12, 2014





Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
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