Dir. Alan Maglio, Medhin
Italy. 2015. 69 mins. Italian English subtitles. N/C 15+
The Eritrean and Ethiopian communities have been present in Italy for at least half a century and have been actively integrated into social and cultural life. Collecting memories from the habesha community in Milan, Asmarina documents the legacy of personal stories, exploring the different shades of identity, migration, and the aspirations of the people. The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinised until now: the everyday stories of those born in Italy, those who have lived there for years, and the refugees who have just arrived.
Followed by a Q&A with director Medhin Paolos. This is a dine & view event; Eritrean food from Lemlem Kitchen will be served and is included in the price of the ticket.