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Event Details

Wed, April 12, 2023

18:30 – 20:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

Join Afro-Italian actor, screenwriter, and film director, Daphne di Cinto, for the screening and conversation about her award-winning short movie, Il Moro, the untold story of Alessandro de’ Medici, the Black Duke of Florence.

Moderated by
Justin Randolph Thompson
Co-founder and Director of Black History Month Florence and The Recovery Plan

Featured Biographies

Daphne Di Cinto


Daphne Di Cinto is an Afro-Italian screenwriter, director and actor. She begins her film and theatre studies in Rome, while getting her degree in Communication Science at Roma Tre University. She attends the faculty of cinema at Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to New York for her Master in Fine Arts at the Actors Studio Drama School. At the moment she lives in London. Il Moro-The Moor, her directorial debut is a 2024 Academy Qualifying Short Film and has won a number of accolades in international film festivals, including Best Short Film at the Italian Black Movie Awards, Best Acting Ensemble at Venezia Shorts and Best Director of a Foreign Language Short at Madrid International Film Festival. Daphne has received the Cultured Focus Visionary in Film Award during the 79th Venice Film Festival and the Leader of Change in Creativity Award at the 2023 Black Carpet Awards. As a screenwriter, she has developed both features and series within various genres, from comedy to sci-fi. Daphne is interested in topics such as migration, identity and the female gaze. Daphne played Sarah Basset, the Duchess of Hastings in the Netflix series Bridgerton