Inconsci (anti)coloniali | Screening of “Inconscio italiano”

Inconsci (anti)coloniali | Screening of “Inconscio italiano”

Luca Guadagnino, 2011, 100 min
Luca Guadagnino, 2011, 100 min

A film-essay on the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, divided in two parts: one made of interviews with historians, philosopher and anthropologists, and another based on footage from the colonial era. This film, which is rarely screened and has become a sort of cult piece, now comes back to a big screen in Rome.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ida Dominijanni (journalist and philosopher) and Vittorio Longhi (writer and journalist).

Courtesy of Frenesy Film.


Born in Palermo in 1971, Luca Guadagnino spent part of his childhood in Ethiopia, but emigrated back to Italy with his family to escape the Ethiopian Civil War. He began his career directing short films and documentaries. He made his feature-film debut with “The Protagonists” (1999). He is a director and producer, known for “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), “Suspiria” (2018) and “Bones and All” (2022).

Vittorio Longhi is an Italian journalist of Eritrean origin. His writing has been published across a range of print and online media, including the Guardian, the New York Times and La Repubblica. He is the author of “The Immigrant War: A Global Movement Against Discrimination and Exploitation” (2012, Policy Press) and the memoir “Il Colore del Nome” (2021, Solferino).

Ida Dominijanni is a political theorist, essayist and journalist whose most important books include Motivi della libertà (Franco Angeli, 2001), Il Trucco. Sessualità e biopolitica nella fine di Berlusconi (Ediesse, 2014), 2001. Un archivio. L’11 Settembre, la war on terror, la caccia ai virus (Manifestolibri, 2021). An editor and columnist at the newspaper “Il Manifesto” for decades, Dominijanni is a member of the Diotima community of women philosophers in Verona and a member of the Centre for the Reform of the State (CRS) in Rome. She has been a Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and has taught political theory at Roma Tre University in Rome and as a visiting professor at other European, American and Australian universities. Her writings on politics, populism, feminism, psychoanalysis appear frequently in academic journals, anthologies and venues, both national and international. Her most recent publications focus on neoliberalism, populism, sovereignism and the crisis of Western democracies.


The event will be held in-person, registration is not required.

For further details on the INCONSCI (ANTI)COLONIALI programme, download the pdf.

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