The Seton Hall University Provost’s Office invites you to a special in-person meeting for our Impact Talks lecture series, featuring a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary It will be chaos, followed by a panel discussion including directors Filippo Piscopo and Lorena Luciano, and associate dean and professor Jeff Togman, College of Arts and Sciences. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Alberto Institute of Italian Studies and will take place on December 2, 2021 at the Nursing Amphitheater, Schwartz Hall, Room 113 at 6 p.m. Click here to join.
A national Emmy® winner with a law degree, Lorena tells pressing stories from a field perspective, making films that appeal to very different audiences. His films, recipients of international awards for Best Documentary and Best Director, have been screened at the Venice Film Festival, the National Gallery, the European Parliament, a cultural palliative in war-torn Yemen, the World Bank and at universities around the world.
With prestigious film grants from the Sundance Institute, MacArthur Foundation, NYSCA, and Chicken & Egg Pictures, among others, Lorena’s work focuses on social justice, human rights, the environment and arts. She lives in New York City with her two children and her husband / movie partner Filippo Piscopo.
Emmy® Award-winning director and cinematographer Filippo Piscopo intersects his true passion for storytelling with hard-hitting camera work.
Inspired by content that resonates with diverse audiences, Filippo has crafted engaging stories supported by, among others, the Sundance Institute and presented in theaters such as the Venice Film Festival, IDFA’s Central Pitch and IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries.
Awarded the Social Justice Award by Amy Goodman, Filippo’s documentary work, often in collaboration with his wife and film partner Lorena Luciano, has garnered good reviews in mainstream media such as Variety and the New York Times and has been distributed worldwide.
Jeffrey M. Togman
Jeffrey M. Togman is Professor of Political Science and Film at Seton Hall University. His film Mayor Mohamed just won a Special Jury Prize at the Montclair Film Festival 2021, after its world premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival and its international premiere at the Arabisches Filmfestival in Tubingen, Germany. His film Home won a Special Jury Prize at AFI Docs and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel, and his film We’re Not Blood won the award for “Best Dramatic Documentary Feature” at the Atlanta International Documentary Festival after its world premiere at the San Francisco documentary. Festival. Professor Togman’s book The Remparts of Nations explores French and American immigration policies during the latter half of the 20th century, and he will be teaching his “US Politics Through Documentary Film” course next semester at SHU.