Screening: If Only I Were That Warrior

Poster for the documentary "If Only I Were That Warrior." (Courtesy of PLC and NYU)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

New York (TADIAS) — Ethiopian-American Author Maaza Mengiste and Ruth Ben-Ghiat will moderate a conversation with Director Valerio Ciriaci and Producer Isaak Liptzin following the screening of their documentary If Only I Were That Warrior at NYU on Thursday, February 11th.

The screening is being presented in collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the NYU Department of Italian Studies.

If Only I Were That Warrior is a feature documentary film focusing on the Italian occupation of Ethiopia in 1935. Following the recent construction of a monument dedicated to Fascist general Rodolfo Graziani, the film addresses the unpunished war crimes he and others committed in the name of Mussolini’s imperial ambitions. The stories of three characters, filmed in present day Ethiopia, Italy and the United States, take the audience on a journey through the living memories and the tangible remains of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia – a journey that crosses generations and continents to today, where this often overlooked legacy still ties the fates of two nations and their people.”

If You Go
Screening: If Only I Were That Warrior
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6pm
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

If Only I Were That Warrior – Trailer from Awen Films on Vimeo.

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