Middle East Studies

Film Screening: GRAMSCI44

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Macmillan 117, 167 thayer street providence, RI 02912 United States

Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together with his fellow prisoners, he founded a school. This unique institution was open to all, welcoming people of all ages and social backgrounds, even the illiterate. Ustica still remembers this revolutionary school. Ustica, remote and neglected, still waits patiently at the harbor, hoping that the boat from the mainland will come.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the producers, screen writer, and director.

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