Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America

Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America

Airs May 30, 2013 at 8:00pm on WSKG TV

Join WSKG TV for Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America. The film chronicles the massive immigration of more than 4 million Italians to the United States between 1890 and 1930 and the enduring culture these people imbued into American society.

Older generations have always passed down values, beliefs and traditions to help younger generations identify with their name and heritage. Yet, many people still don’t know who they are. “Paesani: Italian Culture in America” celebrates and preserves Italian heritage through a poignant blend of first-person storytelling, never-before-seen images and insightful humanist commentary.

"The film blends archival imagery with eyewitness testimony to bring to life the stories and memories that Italian culture is based upon. If you're Italian, you'll likely see yourself in this film.” said Greg Matkosky, creative director for documentary films for WVIA. “If you're not Italian, you'll find echoes of your own ethnic upbringing and better understand how the Italian-American community has contributed to our quality of life."

  

Add it to your home collection!

Contribute $100 and receive a DVD of Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America plus a bonus CD (with 28 European Melodies by the Mediterrean Sounds [mandolin, guitar and accordion], includes Inammorata, Non Ti Scord’a Di Me, Mazurca, Que Sera Sera, Bavarian Polka, Maria Mari and many more)!

WSKG TV airs on channels 30.1 and 46.1 and channel 704 on most Time Warner Cable systems.