Italian Cultural Association: Short Films Programme
Sun 08 Oct 2017
free (please book as places are limited)
Italian Cultural Association Exeter brings together a fine selection of three short films by emerging and established Italian filmmakers that live in Devon, offering a taste of Italian culture though visual story telling and previously unseen titles.
This screening is part of Celebrate Exeter DiverCity project, working together with Exeter’s differing heritage communities, delivered by Devon Development Education.
The New Hooves – Gli zoccoli nuovi (2013) is an award-winning documentary that won Best Documentary at Il Gusto Della Memoria Festival in 2013.
The story is set in Italy and tells about the relationship between donkeys and men, a tale that goes through the 1900.
Translating Italy: How to be Italian in Devon (2017)
A collection of interviews of Italians living in Devon – an observation on migration issues and memory , by Valentina Todino, Danielle Hipkins and students of the Department of Italian at University of Exeter. Special thanks to Alice Farris. Supported by the Alumni fund , University of Exeter.
X Isles was produced exactly 20 years ago, before YouTube existed. It’s a personal account of Rossana’s experience of displacement at the end of her degree. This short led to a series of showings and talks at Oxford and Cambridge universities, and the article Shooting From The Belly published in Spinning Lifelines, Women’s Autobiographical Writing. It was a healing, personal journey that took Rosanna from a place of disempowerment to a space of inner freedom and embedded multiculturalism in her genes.