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Cinema, History & Politics


Screening of the film by Elia Moutamid

February 20, 2024
6:30 pm

Part of the series Black Italia

(Documentary, Italy, 84 min.)
In ITALIAN and other languages with ENGLISH subtitles

Written and directed by
Elia Moutamid

Followed by a conversation with the director


After over thirty years in Italy, Abdelouahab, Aldo, decides to return home to Morocco. Ilyass, his son, who is now thirty years old, who grew up in Lombardy, joins him on this journey of memories and stories. The immigration issue is the background for this story about the relationship between a father and a son during a trip that will take them to Morocco, passing through France and Spain.

Click here for a bio of director Elia Moutamid.


Black Italia is a series of events (book discussions, theatrical performances, film screenings, lectures) sponsored by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in collaboration with NYU’s Department of Italian Studies. It aims to promote conversations on the intersections of race, identity and migration in Italy. Conceived in connection with courses taught in the Department of Italian Studies, Black Italia revisits the format launched by Casa Italiana’s Virtual Salons: Discourses on Black Italia, held virtually during the pandemic, by bringing together artists and scholars in order to address questions about race and racialization across Italian history and its multifaceted diasporic geography.

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