Film Screening: Il Moro

Il Moro - The Moor is a period drama based on true events in the life of Alessandro de’ Medici, the illegitimate son of a woman of African descent, and Pope Clement VII, who eventually became the first Black head of state in modern Western Europe. When his father entrusts him with the command of Florence, Alessandro is forced to question his identity and place within the political dynasty known as the House of Medici. The short 22-minute film, in Italian with English subtitles, has won a number of awards and has recently been longlisted for Oscars 2024.

After the screening, UCSC faculty members Camilla Hawthorne and Consuelo Endrigo-Williams will moderate a Q&A with Daphne Di Cinto, the writer, director, and producer of the film.

Guest speaker Daphne Di Cinto is a Black Italian screenwriter, director, actor, and producer. She began her film and theater studies in Rome, where she focused on acting at Scuola di Cinema while earning a degree in Communication Science from Roma Tre University. She attended the faculty of cinema at Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to New York for her master’s in fine arts at the Actors Studio Drama School. Based in London, Daphne is a writer, director, and producer of the award-winning short film Il Moro/The Moor, her directorial debut. As an actor, she played the Duchess of Hastings in the Netflix series Bridgerton.

Presented by UC Santa Cruz's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM), the History of Art & Visual Culture (HAVC), the Humanities Institute, and the Italian Studies at UCSC program.

- Free and open to the public.
- This is a hybrid event. Please register to the webinar here.

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Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:30pm

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), 108
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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Lectures & Presentations

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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