Screening of Italian documentary and refreshments

From: Noel
Sent on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:46 PM


Join us Thursday evening, October 18 at 7 p.m., for the screening of CAMPANIA IN-FELIX (Campania Unhappy Country) at the Terry M. Fischer Theatre on the campus of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley!  The 44 minute documentary is in Italian with English subtitles. There will be a special appearance by the director, Ivana Corsale.

The screening is sponsored by the Institute for Interdisciplinary and Global Studies at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (SLCCFV), in collaboration with the Italian Film Festival of St. Louis.

The documentary examines environmental issues in Campania, the region surrounding Naples, which for the past two decades has witnessed ongoing illegal toxic material dumping in rural and inhabited areas by the Camorra - a mafia organization with vast economic and political power. The film holds a universal message about the way humans interact with their environment and why this connection is so important today.

Following the film, director Ivana Corsale will participate in a discussion with a panel of experts and will be available to answer questions from the audience. The film will be preceded by a screening of UNA VOLTA NELLA VITA (Once in a Lifetime), a short documentary made by SLCCFV graduate Jen Amunategui, which explores the impact on students of participating in SLCCFV's Italian study abroad program.

The evening will conclude with a reception and Italian refreshments provided by SLCCFV's Community Nutrition program.

The event is FREE and open to the general public.

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