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Latest edition: Italian American Genealogy/"Black Souls" Film

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 27, 2015.

First aired: May 27, 2015.

ITALICS visits personal histories of Italian Americans as well as the conditions all too real in present-day Italy. Genealogist Mary Tedesco of Origins Italy joins us in our studio to unlock the door to knowing from whence we came. Director Francesco Munzi talks about his latest film, “Black Souls (Anime nere),” in which a Calabrian family struggles with its place in society - grappling between retaining its power via the ‘ndrangheta and breaking free from archaically violent ways in a society that doesn’t leave much choice.

Guest List

Lucia Grillo Producer & Correspondent, "ITALICS" Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY

Francesco Munzi Director, “Black Souls (Anime nere)” film

Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Mary Tedesco Genealogist/Host "Genealogy Road Show" (PBS), Origins Italy/"Genealogy Road Show" (PBS)

  • July 2015
  • Wednesday, July 29 - 10:00am, 3:00pm, 11:00pm