Italian-American Presentations

11.12.16  NJ Italian Heritage Commission Congress, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

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4.6.17  Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey, Howell, NJ

8.7.17  The Italian Culture Club at Lake Ridge, Toms River, NJ

“Persistence of Vision: Filming our Italian American Experience” Film Clips and Images

5.31.18 Screening of Mother-Tongue: Italian American Sons & Mothers documentary

Women’s Place, Borders and Intersecting Spaces in Italian Culture

Intersections 2018, Florence, Italy


An important historical document on motherhood[Mother-Tongue] gave us the opportunity to discuss the differences between Italian and Italian-American cultures, and the perception of Italianness.


Everybody agreed about one point: the movie shows a pattern, a specific idea of "Italian mother", all of the mothers in the film, in different ways, embody this prototype (the mother sacrificing everything for the family, the domestic space as motherly space, the protective mother, the "safe place" etc.)."


~Dr. Marianna Orsi, Indiana University Bloomington