Film Screening: If Only I Were That Warrior (2015)

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation

If Only I Were That Warrior is a feature documentary film focusing on the Italian occupation of Ethiopia in 1935, featuring the activism of our SSB and NYSEC member, Nicola DeMarco. 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.

A survivor of that genocide, Dr. Girma Abebe, will speak at 5:30 pm. The film will be Shown at 7:15 followed by a Q&A with the  award-winning director & producer.