Crossings Film Series: [s]comparse/[dis]appeared


Over 2017-18, the CLRC and the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics is proud to present "Crossings," a quarterly film series about migration and the Mediterranean. We open with the 2014 documentary, "Io sto con la sposa," winner of the Human Rights Nights Award at the Venice International Film Festival. All films are subtitled and screenings are free and open to the public.

[s]comparse/[dis]appeared (2011)

Directed by Antonio Tibaldi

Screening 5:30-7:30pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Humanities 2, Room 259

On a small, isolated island between Sicily and Africa, a film crew lands to shoot a large-scale feature film (Terraferma, directed by Emanuele Crialese). The filmmaker and his entourage settle on the island providing employment to the locals, but disrupting their bucolic daily rhythm. A large group of Africans are brought to the island from Sicily, to work as background on the film. The job requires that they get into the water and play the part of refugees arriving by rickety boats, something most of them have actually experienced. [s]comparse/[dis]appeared is a documentary about what happened behind the scenes while filming Terraferma (2011).

Humanities and Social Sciences Facility
Location details: 

Room 259

Invited Audience: 
Event dates: 
04/18/2018 - 5:30pm