Media: Streaming Only
Author/Director: Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs that classic Afro-Italian, African-American and Afro-descendant actors faced in the Italian film industry, while mirroring their struggles with those of contemporary actors who are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles, but are often unable to do so. BlaxploItalian is more than an unveiling of a troubled history; it is a call-to-action for increased diversity in international cinema through the stories of these artists in an effort to reflect the modern and racially diverse Italy.

The spoken dialog of this film is in English and Italian.  Italian portions are subtitled in English.

ISBN: DVD not currently available
More Information:
MTLC ID: 5791
Wallace Catalog Number: b3456637