Asmarina is a documentary that depicts the presence of the habesha community in the city of Milan through collective memories recorded in personal archives. Through photograph, music and stories the film uses voice and image to bring to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinized up to now. Filmmaker Medhin Paolos is also a photographer, musician and activist. She holds a BFA from NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan, Italy and is currently an Associate in Latino Studies at Harvard University’s Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures where she is working on a digital archive project that recovers and preserves stories of immigrants and their descendants.
This event was published on November 17, 2020.