Two days with Filmmaker Andrea Segre at UMass Amherst
Andrea Segre is a director of fictions and documentaries for cinema and television, he is also a researcher in Sociology of Communication. For over ten years he has been particularly dedicated to the topic of migration and human rights and is the founder of the association ZaLab, which develops production projects and participatory-video workshops. Segre loves to mix the methods and styles of documentary cinema, —working with non-professional actors and always choosing locations in the real world— with the aesthetic tension of the international independent cinema. The horizon of his artistic action is always connected with an ethical attention to injustice and aimed at promoting interpersonal understanding, knowledge of social conditions, and cultural exchange. The Green Blood is set in January 2010, in Rosarno, Calabria, an agricultural town in the deep south of Italy. It documents the immigrant workers’ manifestations of rage in the face of intolerable exploitation, revealing, for a short while, the conditions of deterioration and injustice thousands of African laborers live every day. The Green Blood won Best Documentary of Venice Days at 67th Venice International Film Festival. Shun Li and the Poet his first film feature won the European Parliaments 2012 LUX Cinema Prize for films that illuminate debates on multi-lingualism and cultural diversity. A poetic gaze reveals the existential beauty and struggle of migrants living in the lagoon around Venice, the City of Love...
Tuesday March 12
Herter Hall 301 5:30pm
An audiovisual conversation with the director, accompanied by excerpts from his documentaries The Green Blood, Like a Man on Earth, Closed Sea.
Light refreshments will be served
Wednesday March 13
The director will be present for Q&A after the screening of Shun Li and the Poet at the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival - 7:30 pm 137 Isenberg School of Management.