Film Screening: “Il Moro” (The Moor)

When and Where

Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Room 400
Muzzo Family Alumni Hall
121 St. Joseph Street


Daphne Di Cinto
Laura Ingallinella
Angelica Pesarini
Alberto Zambenedetti


Join us for the screening of the award-winning short film “Il Moro” (The Moor), 2021, now in consideration for the Best Live Action Short Film Category for the 96th award season!

Il Moro - The Moor is a short film about the untold story of Alessandro de’ Medici, the first Duke of Florence in 1530 and the first man of African descent to become a head of state in Renaissance Europe. While unveiling a true story from the past, the film aims to speak loudly of the situations that Black Europeans are still experiencing today and to celebrate the talent of today's Afro-European community. 

Film in Italian with English subtitles. Discussion in English.


  • 5:30 - 6 PM Light Refreshments
  • 6 - 6:30 PM Introduction by Angelica Pesarini and Laura Ingallinella 
  • 6:30 - 7 PM Film Screening
  • 7 - 8 PM Question & Answer session with Director Daphne Di Cinto moderated by Alberto Zambenedetti

All times stated in Eastern Time.

No registration required to attend.


Contact Information


Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies - University of Toronto, Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies


121 St. Joseph Street