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CVIII • N. 22 • THURSDAY, OTTOBRE 27, 2016 • GIOVEDÌ 27 OTTOBRE 2016 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D ATE D MATE RI AL - D O NO T D E LAY Gianfranco Rosi's "Fire at Sea": A Searing Portrait of the Migrant Crisis F ire and sea. Life and death. Everyday routine and per- manent state of emergency: the oxymoron is powerful, so is the w ay thes e elements are us ed to build the s tory in Fuocoammare - Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi's latest docu- mentary. After the big Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the feature is Italy's Foreign Language Entry at the 89th edi- tion of the Academy Awards. After he turned down the idea SERENA PERFETTO Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . LOS ANGELES Italian Heritage Month at City Hall Page 4 SEATTLE Cinema Italian Style Page 8 ALL AROUND ITALY Mantua: Capital of Culture 2016 Page 14 LA BUONA TAVOLA Healthy Greens on Pizza Pie Page 20 Secret History of Italy: the Prisons of Castel Sant'Angelo PG.13 of a reportage about the common res cue of migrants in Lampedusa, Rosi strives for a different, deep, emotional effect. F or 108 minutes , the Italian director walks the viewer along a double path: the one followed by thousands of men, women, and children w ho travel the Mediterranean seeking a better life; the other unfolding the day- to-day life of Sicilian residents who seem to be barely affected by what happens along the coast- lines. We talked to Director Rosi w ho vis ited the Bay A rea in October for a Special Advance Screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival. When did you realize it was ab ou t time to w ork on th is topic? In 2014, I went to Lampedusa to film a short documentary. Soon I realized that a ten minutes piece was not enough to explain the complexity of the topic. I was about to give up when the unpredictable happened. At the local emergency room, where I Commemorating the Floods – 50 years since Florence and Venice Spooks in Italy: frightful Italian locations for this year's Halloween PG. 10 PG. 15 PG. 33 PG. 4 L'EDITORIALE L'Italo Americano Gianfranco Rosi visited the Bay Area in October for a Special Advance Screening of his documentary "Fire at sea", at the Mill Valley Film Festival@EPA/KAY NIETFELD LA VITA ITALIANA LA VITA ITALIANA TRAVEL V olge al termine l'Italian H eritage M onth che quest'anno ha "premiato" la California prima con la n o m i n a d e l n u o v o C o n s o l e California degli Italiani premiata e Italianità da costruire

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