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An Evening with Italian Writer: Dacia Maraini

Cowell, Room 131 Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Cowell College Provost, Italian Studies Program, Languages & Applied Linguistics Department present: An Evening with Italian Writer, Dacia Maraini Preceded by Screening of 2013 Irish Braschi’s documentary film IO SONO NATA VIAGGIANDO: I was born travelling: A travel in Dacia Maraini’s memories. Dacia Maraini is an influential writer, social critic and iconic figure in Italian […]

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"Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California" Screening and Q&A with Directors

Cowell, Room 131 Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Cowell College Provost, History Department, Italian Studies Program, Languages, and Applied Linguistics Department present A Documentary by Gianfrano Norelli and Suma Kurien Followed by Q&A with Directors Finding the Mother Lode provides a bracing contrast to East Coast stories and a new route to understanding the diversity and complexity of ethnic stories. A vivid interpretation […]

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Gianfranco Norelli and Surma Kurien: “Pane Amaro”

Cowell, Room 131 Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Italian Studies Program, Language Program, American Studies Program and History Department Present  a screening of the 2009  documentary film,  Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) dir. Gianfranco Norelli  Followed by a conversation with the director and co‐producer Suma Kurien “The story of migration to the U.S. is a very complex one. "Feel good" narratives about immigrants catapulting from […]