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October 24-26,2016 Italian Studies – “Blaxploitalian: One hundred years of blackness in Italian cinema”

The Departments of Italian and Italian Studies at Dickinson, Gettysburg, and F&M are pleased to bring to their campuses filmmaker Fred Kuwornu for screenings and discussions of his latest documentary, the 2016 “Blaxploitalian: One hundred years of blackness in Italian cinema” ( 
The documentary was shot both in Italy and in the USA, and is both in English and Italian (with subtitles). 
In his cinema, Mr Kuwornu, who is an Italian of Jewish and Ghanian descent, has consistently explored issues of citizenship (in “18 Ius Soli”, for example), race, and diversity in media.  He is a leader in the campaign for diversity in the Italian film and television industries, and has been touring internationally to generate awareness on these issues beyond the Italian case.  Indeed, his visit is of interest to our college communities well beyond the co-sponsoring departments.
In addition to the screenings, Mr Kuwornu will also be available for filmmaking workshops and class visits.  He would spend October 24-25 at F&M, at Dickinson on October 26, then move on to Gettysburg. 
For more information, contact Professor Giovanna Faleschini Lerner at

French Conference

June 9-11, 2016

“Women in French 2016”
Gettysburg College, host

Identités fluides: Centres et périphéries dans la littérature, le cinéma et l’art des femmes françaises et francophones/ Fluid Identities: Margins and Centers in French and Francophone Women’s Literature, Cinema, and Art