Dover UCC to screen film linking Italian culture to diaspora

Photo courtesy Michael Angelo DiLauro

Dover Congregational United Church of Christ is proud to host a screening of the award-winning documentary, "La Mia Strada: My Road."

Six-time Emmy Award recipient, Michael Angelo DiLauro will be on hand to share his feature-length documentary. The program offers a personal perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart. It’s a discovery of how fragile the bonds are that connect a family from generation to generation, from country to country, even as they search for ways to adapt to an ever-changing world.

Over a period of years, Michael conducted dozens of interviews, explored historical sites, sifted through archaeological artifacts, dug through family photographs, and immersed himself in the music, poetry, and oral histories of the Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia regions.  

"La Mia Strada" links the ancient and contemporary history of families divided by an ocean, yet united by an indelible genetic bond.

Martha Vivona, Vice Moderator of Dover UCC, says, “Michael is an accomplished story-teller and film maker. It is fascinating to hear his stories about making the documentary and to learn so much about the history and culture of other times and places.” 

This special presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in Thomas Hall at Dover Congregational United Church of Christ, 2239 Dover Center Road, Westlake. 

Admission is free and open to the community.

For more information contact the church office: 440-871-1050.

Dorothy Chadwick

Citizen of Bay Village for 30+ years. Retired Director of Glenview Center, Member of Dover Congregational Church

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