Blaxploitalian (2016)

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BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs that classic Afro-Italian, African-American and Afro-descendant actors faced in the Italian film industry, while mirroring their struggles with those of contemporary actors who are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles, but are often unable to do so. BlaxploItalian is more than an unveiling of a troubled history; it is a call-to-action for increased diversity in international cinema through the stories of these artists in an effort to reflect the modern and racially diverse Italy.


Cast and Crew:


Fred Kudjo Kuwornu


Fred Kudjo Kuwornu


Idris Elba, Will Smith, Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Stefano Morelli, Shelleen Greene, Antar Mohamed Marincola, Gamey Guilavogui, Harold Bradley, Leonardo De Franceschi, Germane Gentile, Denny Méndez, Fiona May, Salvatore Marino, Bobby Rhodes, Ed Guerrero, Curtis John, Fred Williamson, Maurice Lalubi,


Elliott Cowart, Stefano Fregni, Kalon Jackson, Curtis Caesar John, Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, Eric Upshur

Release Info:

Release Date: June 1, 2016 (USA) | Length: 90 min | Genre: History | MPAA Rating: NR | Note(s): AKA "BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema". I am trying to put together the full cast list. It's hard because I'm not as familiar with the Italian actors featured in the film.There isn't a cast list at the end of the documentary and people are not tagged like in the average documentary. The cast list on IMDB is incomplete.


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External Links

IMDB | Read Review | Q&A with director Fred Kuwornu