"The Aeolian Carnival" - Sicilian Director Series


Dec. 1, 2016, 6pm to 8pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 101
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The Aeolian Islands (off Sicily) have the most important grave goods of Greek masks in the world. Modern mankind was able to learn about the characters of Greek theater thanks to these very masks.

In this documentary, The Aeolian Carnival ("Il Carnevale Eoliano: L'Isola delle Maschere") directed by Francesco Cannavò, a young researcher from Colombia, Vanessa, leads us through a journey of discovery, showing us the relationship between the ancient inhabitants of the Aeolian Islands, the Cult of the Mask, and contemporary Aeolian Carnival.

The film, in Italian with English subtitles, won Second Prize at the 2015 Taormina Film Festival.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Giuseppe Natale

External Sponsor

Italian Studies Program at UNLV and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles