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EN15 U of M Film, "Refugees in Cinecitta"- Friday, April 24

  • 24 Apr 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Best Buy Theater, Northrup Building, University of Minnesota
Image result for profughi a cinecittàOn Friday, April 24, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, and the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul, will bring to Minneapolis, Professor Noa Steimatsky, of the University of Chicago, for a screening and discussion of her film, "Refugees in Cinecitta".  Professor Steimatsky completed the film in collaboration with Marco Bertozzi.  The screening and discussion will be held at the Best Buy Theater, located in the Northrup Building, University of Minnesota, and will begin at 3 p.m. on the 24th.  Please contact Lorenzo Fabbri at for additional details.  The event is free and open to the public.

On June 6, 1944 Rome's “city of cinema” was requisitioned by Allied Control Commission to house thousands of war refugees. A modernistic movie complex, though profoundly bombed out, was soon transformed into a refugee camp: Italian homeless on one side, an international field on the other – trespass being strictly forbidden. Cinecittà was the destination for people coming from everywhere: the sons and daughters of Italian colonists in Libia, the displaced people of Rome and Monte Cassino’s bombings, the exiled people of Dalmatia, several Jews who had been interned or imprisoned in German lagers. In this documentary, Marco Bertozzi and Noa Steimatsky follow those very refugees walking in nowadays Cinecittà, letting their story emerge as they move along today’s studios and reality shows’ sets. 

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