Afro-Italian Activist to Screen Her Film on Undocumented Immigrants in Europe

Asmarina” screen shot

Afro-Italian queer immigration activist Medhin Paolos will screen her film “Asmarina” on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. in E245 South College.

The documentary, directed by Paolos and Alan Maglio, focuses on African and Arab undocumented immigrants in Europe. A talk by Paolos will follow the screening.

Paolos is the co-founder of Rete G2, the largest immigrant rights organization in Italy working on changing the legislation that she says is keeping thousands of Italian-born descendants of African and Arab immigrants undocumented.

The event is hosted by the department of women, gender, sexuality studies.

For more information, visit www.umass.edu/events/film-screening-asmarina.