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Immigration Conference: African Migrants in Italy and Our Role

Posted on April 18, 2016

Immigration Conference
Stories Untold: African Migrants in Italy and Our Role in the “Migration Crisis”
Saturday, April 23 | Communication Studio, Garey Hall | 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

2016 marks the third annual Villanova Spring Research Expo, a week long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova’s researchers – undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The 2016 Expo will showcase a year’s worth of undergraduate research and student accomplishment in innovation and creativity, as well as research done by our graduate students and faculty. Don’t miss this week-long celebration of scholastic success!

As part of the Spring Research Expo, Crosscurrent Pictures Conference will present Stories Untold: African Migrants in Italy and Our Role in the “Migration Crisis.”
Film Premiere
Limbo [RSVP here for FREE tickets]
https://www.kimmelcenter.org/pdp-pages/201516/rentals/villanova-film/

Sunday, April 24 | Kimmel Center, Philadelphia | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | FREE

Crosscurrent Pictures is a student-run film production company based in Villanova, PA. The filmmakers traveled to Italy for two weeks in October 2015 to explore the issue of migration.

About Limbo: After risking their lives to escape injustices and pursue a better life in Europe, several dozen migrants from West Africa have found themselves trapped in a web of Italian bureaucracy. Now living in a converted hotel in the small town of Monteroduni, they face both a legal system unprepared to accommodate their needs and prejudices from some Italians who surround them as they try to integrate.


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