Director: Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
Writer(s): Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
Synopsis: BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs that classic Afro-Italian, African-American and Afro-descendant actors faced in the Italian film industry, while mirroring their struggles with those of contemporary actors who are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles, but are often unable to do so. BlaxploItalian is more than an unveiling of a troubled history; it is a call-to-action for increased diversity in international cinema through the stories of these artists in an effort to reflect the modern and racially diverse Italy.
Release Date: June 1, 2016 (USA) | Length: 90 min | Genre: History | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: I haven’t seen the film so am not sure this is the full cast list. Additional names not on IMDB came from trailer.Tags: Bobby Rhodes, Denny Mendez, Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, Harold Bradley, Iris Peynado, Jonis Bashir, Livio Beshir, Salvatore Marino