(1927-1979), documentary filmmaker, critic, and film historian, over the course of his career has always been interested in representing black people in film. His reflection culminated in two different yet complementary works, the fiction feature film Nero (1967), presented at the Berlin
Film Festival but never distributed in Italy, despite the support of
intellectuals and filmmakers (in particular Carlo Lizzani), and the book Cinema e Africa nera (published by Tindalo in 1968), which Vento created and edited, and which was written by Joy Nwosu (who was in the cast of Il nero), a critical text that denounces the stereotypes and the more or less conscious racism in the way people of color are represented in film.
I misteri di Roma (coregia Libero Bizzarri, Gianni Bisiach, Mario
Carbone, Angelo D'alessandro, Lino Del Fra, Luigi Di Gianni, Giuseppe Ferrara,
Ansano Giannarelli, Giulio Macchi, Lorenza Mazzetti, Enzo Muzii, Piero Nelli,
Paolo Nuzzi, Dino B- Partesano, Massimo Mida, doc, 1963), I bambini
di Napoli (doc, cm, 1964), O' balcone (doc, cm,1964), Il nero (1967), Africa in casa (doc, cm, 1968).