Cinema and Photography

Black Italy Festival, from Jan 31 to Mar 23 at the Italian Cultural Institute, SF

On the occasion of Black History Month in the US,
the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

The festivalwill open with BLACK ITALIAN SHOWCASE, a series of feature films and shorts celebrating Italian diversity and Italians of African descent, created by Do The Right Films and curated by producer-director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu. It is the first celebration of Afro-Italian talent in film, showcasing new features and shorts while illuminating the historical, social, and cultural aspects of Black life in Italy, offering the opportunity to see a diverse representation of the country.

The program:

January 31, 2023 | 6:30 pm
@INNOVIT, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco
100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Dir: Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
Documentary, Italy, 2016, 61 min
English and Italian with English subtitles

The film screening is free and open to the public. Registration required.


February 15 | 3:30 PM (time to be confirmed)

Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco
Film directed by Antonio Dikele Distefano
Drama/Music, Italy, 2022, 103 min.
Co-presented by MoAD
Followed by Q&A with the director
Free Admission | Registration required (link coming soon)

And more is coming…