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The Calandra Institute's "Documented Italians" Film and Video Series
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When: Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00 PM
Where: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York
25 West 43rd Street
17th floor
New York City, New York  10036
United States
Contact: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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The following is the final screening to be shown as part of the John D. Calandra Italian Amerian Institute's "Documented Italians" Film and Video Series:

Screening of Fighting Paisanos (2013), 52 min.
Marco Curti, dir.

During World War II, while some Italian Americans were deemed "enemy aliens," more than 500,000 Italian Americans served in the U.S. military. The documentary Fighting Paisanos takes its title from journalist Ernie Pyle's story about an Italian-born soldier who later served in the U.S. Army. The film tells the stories of Italian American soldiers, focusing on four individuals: the U.S.-born Frank Monteleone and Fred Baldino, and Italians Gene Giannobile and Al Soria, who immigrated in 1938 and 1940, respectively. Archival footage accompanies their recollections of being part of the U.S. forces that helped liberate Italy from Fascism and Nazi occupation.

Post-screening discussion with the director led by Fraser Ottanelli, University of South Florida.

This event is free, open to the public, and held at the Calandra Institute.
RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College, CUNY
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, NY 10036

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