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Mar 22 – Virtual: FIU The Wolfsonian Presenting Una Favola Vera
March 22, 2021 | 7:00 pm till 8:00 pm
Don’t miss artist Ezra Wube’s latest stop-motion animation, Una Favola Vera (A True Fairytale)! On Monday night, we screen Wube’s 8-minute new video before Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab faculty fellow David Rifkind kicks off a conversation about Wube’s research-based practice, focused here on a harrowing historical event: Italy’s early 20th-century occupation of the Abyssinian Empire, now Ethiopia.
Hear how Wube took cues from Italian propaganda—including images from the Wolfsonian collection—to comment on how Mussolini and the Fascist state attempted to realize their vision of a modern Roman empire, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of African lives. Presented in partnership with WPHL;
Free and held on Zoom.
March 22, 2021 at 7PM ET.