Asmarina: Voices and Images of a Postcolonial Heritage


WHEN Thursday, May 19, 2022
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Heritage and Memory" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

In contrast to media narratives that portray African immigration to Italy as a recent phenomenon, Asmarina offers another vision of the African diaspora in Italy, one that demonstrates the long-standing presence of Eritrean and Ethiopian communities, as well as their contributions to the development of Italian postwar national identity. Asmarina is also a study of contemporary Italy, currently dealing with a rise in xenophobic attacks against African migrants, ongoing migrant catastrophes in the Mediterranean, and the struggle of second-generation Italians of African descent to gain full citizenship rights.

Screening followed by Q&A with the film directors Alan Maglio & Medhin Paolos

[Director: Alan Maglio & Medhin Paolos | Italy | 2015 | 69 mins | Italian w/ English subtitles]

In Collaboration with

Dhakira Center for Heritage Studies in the UAE, NYUAD

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