A unique collection of videos about the Sardinian heritage are available on Vimeo through the Ethnographic Institute of Sardinia’s on-demand platform, “ISRECINEMA.” There are 52 works (with new ones on the way) that consist of photo essays, documentaries, short films and animated films. The platform contains the institutes first works dating back t...

I found this thing called WOP! in a now-gone used bookstore in exurban Connecticut a few years back. When I took it up to the counter, the owner said, “I’m so glad someone’s finally buying this.” Perhaps because he wanted the book out of his store? It was published in 1973 by Straight Arrow Press, one in a series called “Ethnic Prejudice in America...

On April 1, 2020 The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Committee, along with its sponsors, the National Italian American Foundation and Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), announced the postponement of the naming of the 2020 grant award recipients due to the health concerns relating to the coronavirus. The committee has decided t...

The Vatican and Rome have become vernacular synonyms, entwined as they are by history and geography. Yet the Eternal City has been home to many other religious groups besides Roman Catholicism for millennia. Scholar-filmmaker Jenn Lindsay has documented how religious Romans of various stripes have sought God this year, as COVID-19 stripped communal...

Born from an idea by Sergio Ragone and Omar Gallo, and created by the award-winning director Giuseppe Marco Albano, in collaboration with photographers Mariano Silletti, Federica Danzi, Raffaele Contini, Pierangelo Laterza and Michele Lategana, with the original music by Robert G. Pellegrino , the texts by Sergio Ragone, the voices of Omar Gallo an...

I’m ecstatic to share this news! Many passengers, especially immigrants who traveled on the Doria settled in New York and along the East Coast. The airing on CUNY TV (City University of New York's university system) will reach New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. Many thanks to Dr. Anthony Tamburri, Dean & Distinguished Professor...

Film Screening & Discussion hosted by The Calandra Institute on Zoom Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4 p.m.. Event registration is required and is limited to 100 attendees. Please click on link below to reserve your spot: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FIEG4rjmSqi8EGsbn71Gyg  With the tragic murder of George Floyd by police and the justifiabl...

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are...

America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill will debut online July 10th through 19th aspart of the 20th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This historical documentary traces the roots of the venerable St. Louis neighborhood known as “The Hill.”. Check out the trailer: America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill tells the story of this unique Italian-America...

Mister Wonderland, il documentario biografico di Valerio Ciriaci prodotto da Awen Films e disponibile sul Cinemino@Home dal 4 giugno, racconta le memorabili imprese di Sylvester Z. Poli, emigrato italiano di fine Ottocento che costruì uno dei primi grandi imperi teatrali e cinematografici negli Stati Uniti d’America. Quando mettiamo piede per la pr...