Film Screening: “MAKA”
Wed, 2/21 · 5:30 pm—7:30 pm · Rocky-Mathey Theater
Film screening followed by a Q&A, in English, with the director, Elia Moutamid and writer, Simone Brioni in conversation with Medhin Paolos (Lewis Center for the Arts).
Inspired by Reversing the Gaze: What if You Were the Other? (2001) by Geneviève Makaping, Maka presents Makaping’s migration journey and life in Italy. By sharing her experience as the first Black news editor in Italy, Maka speaks out against the media representation of immigrants and offers an evocative examination of the intersection between sexism and racism in Italy. From Moroccan-born Italian director Elia Moutamid, this riveting documentary offers a poignant exploration of displacement, identity, and belonging.
Support for this event has been provided in part by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of African American Studies, the Humanities Council, the Program in Italian Studies, the Program in Journalism, and the Committee for Film Studies.