Film Screening for Giorno della Memoria: 1938 Diversi

1938 Diversi sets out to describe what the implementation of those laws meant for Italian Jews and how the population, both Jewish and non-Jewish, reacted to racism and persecution.
The film will show the articles, cartoons, comic strips and short films with which Jews were transformed in the space of a few months into diversi, or “different” people, and then into out-and-out enemies of the nation. It will describe the consequences for the daily life of Italian Jews following the enacting of the laws, both through the voices of some witnesses and through the reconstruction, in animated sequences, of some episodes of discrimination and humiliation. Reputed scholars will help us to look at this dramatic episode in a new light, one that can illuminate the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.—Biennale Cinema

Date

Jan 29 2019

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, CUNY
25 W. 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York NY 10036
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