Inventor Antonio Meucci and General Giuseppe Garibaldi reunite  as ghosts at the home they shared in 1850s, Staten Island, NY.  The two hash out their legacies of Italian Unification and the invention of the telephone and debate the bigger question of: why do we fight?  


Filmed on location at Antonio Meucci’s house,

which is now the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

Starring Tim Nicolai as Garibaldi and Tony Manna as Meucci

Fictional Film: 22 minutes

“Smart film! The conversations between Meucci and Garibaldi are, to be sure, the ‘voices' that everyone should ‘hear'. The Bongiornos have succeeded yet again, and we’re all the more fortunate for it!"


Dr. Anthony Julian Tamburri

Dean, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute