Upcoming Cultural Events
Black Lives Matter
and the Legacy of Colonialism in Italy
February 8, 2022
11:00 am-12:15 pm PST
In English - On Zoom
The webinar is hosted by UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies with the support of the
Dante Alighieri Society of BC.
To celebrate Black History Month, join an online talk with Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu on the topic of “Black Lives Matter in Italy and the Legacy of Colonialism”. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
The event will be held in English. All are welcome.
About the presenter:
Fred Kudjo Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian documentary filmmaker, producer, civil rights activist and educator.
His documentaries deal with political and social themes, such as racism, interracial relations, diversity, Afro-Italians
and Black diasporic identity in Italy, and the African diaspora in the world. His production company is called
“Do the Right Films,” in honor of Spike Lee who has influenced Kuwornu’s work since his early years.