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Cinema, History & Politics


Jonas Carpignano (2015)

November 2, 2018
6:00 pm

This screening is part of the NYU SPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts Fall 2018 Film Series The Immigrant Experience: Visions of Diaspora on Film in America and Abroad.

As immigration ignites new conversations in the U.S., it continues to be a divisive issue across the globe. This film series explores the experiences of people who leave their homeland seeking a better life and new opportunities. From the U.S. to Italy and Germany, these films portray the values and aspirations, dreams and nightmares associated with the places where immigrants and refugees settle. As much as these stories are about exile and marginalization, they are also about connecting with others and the power of a human bond that transcends geographic borders and stereotypes.

(Italy, 2015, 107 min.)
In multiple languages with English subtitles

Written and directed by Jonas Carpignano

Introduced by Leonard Cortana, NYU

Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

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