THE ITALIAN AMERICANS (2015)
AIRING FEBRUARY 17TH AND 24TH AT 9PM
Written and Directed by: John Maggio
Produced by: Muriel Soenens and Julia Marchesi
Edited by: George O'Donnell and Seth Bomse
Co-Producer: Josh Gleason
Associate Producer: Hannah Olson
Directors of Photography: Sam Russell and Stephen McCarthy
Original Music: Gary Lionelli
Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
THE ITALIAN AMERICANS (2014) is a four-hour documentary series, which chronicles four generations of Italian-American lives, from the massive late 19th century wave of immigration to the present day. This great sweep of history provides the backdrop for the stories of families, both ordinary and well-known: their departures and reunions, their struggles to stay connected to their homeland while making their way in America, their entry into labor, entertainment, politics, and war. The Italian Americans will tell stories of people both famous and ordinary. Their everyday struggles with family, work, identity, and belonging, mirror the experience of millions of immigrants, past and present.
The film, distributed by WETA in Washington DC and produced with Social Media Productions, is slated for prime-time national broadcast in 2015.