Screening of “Il Moro (The Moor)” and Conversation with Filmmaker Daphne Di Cinto
Daphne Di Cinto, filmmaker and actor
Thu, 11/2 · 1:30 pm—3:30 pm · James Stewart Film Theater
Lewis Center for the Arts; Department of African American Studies; Humanities Council; Department of French and Italian
Italian filmmaker and actor Daphne Di Cinto (Bridgerton) screens her film, Il Moro (The Moor), longlisted for the 2024 Academy Awards. This captivating film delves into the extraordinary life of the first Duke of Florence in 1530, Alessandro de’ Medici, who happens to be the first black man to ascend to the position of head of state in modern Western Europe. The film presents a compelling narrative, shedding light on an often-overlooked historical figure and his significant role in European history. In Italian with English subtitles. Followed by an audience Q&A with Di Cinto moderated by Program in Visual Arts faculty member Medhin Paolos.
The screening is free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required.
Cosponsored by Princeton’s Department of African American Studies, Humanities Council, and the Department of French & Italian.