Let's view the documentary "Italians In America" - The History Channel: Part 1:

From the dawn of time to the epic sweep of the 20th century, from the great conflicts to the inventions that changed the world, The History Channel's 1998 film captures the glory, tragedy, and drama of the Italian-American experience. Vibrant dramatizations bring the past home to you.

 

In this two-part documentary from The History Channel, the large-scale emigrations of Italians to America is chronicled. In Italians in America, Vol. 1: The Journey, the difficult circumstances of the trip over are detailed. The voyages of fathers and sons -- sometimes with their wives and families, sometimes without -- are related through narration, archival photographs, and film. The video also traces the creation of the "Little Italy" that sprang up in large cities like New York and San Francisco and their seminal influence in the U.S. organized labor movement and unions. Included are Columbus, Amerigo (America) Vespucci, colonial era rich and influential Italians who settled here, the influences on our U.S. Declaration Of Independence, and the "Il Risorgimento" in Italy.

 

The DVD to be shown and discussed. Espresso, coffee and Tea to be served. Bring sweets if you like.

 

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  • Mary Celeste R.

    Great film, It is always interesting to learn about your culture.
    I was good to see everyone after being gone much of the summer.Mary

    September 15, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    No shows: Armida; Alexander; Esther, Margaret

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good and informative. As always I enjoyed the movie and the company of our Italian group!

    September 14, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Ida out of town- cancelled.

    September 13, 2013

  • Mary Celeste R.

    This sounds great. Looking forward to seeing it.

    September 11, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    Alison, don't gloat (just kidding!). We"ll be with you in spirit I guess as we watch the film. Please share pictures and stories when you get back! Red Brick Pizza after the film sounds good to me.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    AW geeze will miss this, BUT then I will be IN ITALY by then WOWEEE

    July 16, 2013

  • Gabriel F.

    Providing if I am in town.

    July 15, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Suggestions or votes to get together for dinner after this event? I suggest Red Brick Pizza.

    June 22, 2013

  • Mary Celeste R.

    The library would enable more people to attend. The time if fine.

    May 13, 2013

  • Pat B.

    The library and time works for me.

    May 12, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    We now have 13 amici who want to view this film. We could change it to the library to accommodate everyone. I know this might prevent some people who cannot do afternoon events. May I hear some votes for a change of time to 3:00 pm at the Library?

    May 11, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    I would love the chance to see Part I! 3:00 PM at the library would make that possible if it means people on the waiting list could then be accomodated. I vote yes, for what it's worth.

    May 11, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Emile- No. Tech issue.

    May 9, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Ida - yes

    April 29, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    + 2 for Esther & Charlene

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm already scheduled to view Part 2 - should I not view Part 1 first?

    April 24, 2013

    • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

      Each Part is a stand alone documentary covering different topics. You can view them out of sequence and still enjoy the information.

      April 24, 2013

  • Mary Celeste R.

    Sounds great

    April 22, 2013

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