Italians By The Bay
Directed by first-time filmmaker Annalisa Siagura, this documentary examines how the lives of immigrants have changed from leaving their homes in Italy to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.
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English with Italian subtitles
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Italians By The Bay examines how the lives of immigrants have changed from leaving their homes in Italy to moving to the Bay Area. With the current events going on in Italy and Italian being the fastest dying language in the United States, this documentary touches the cultural dynamics, motivations, and difficulties of uprooting their lives and to start anew. The rich history of Italian immigrants in the Bay Area is celebrated, looking into their astonishing contributions to our current society.
"The film is about building a cultural bridge between the San Francisco Bay Area and Italy, we want the poster to represent that spirit, with the image of Rialto Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge over water."
- Director, Annalisa Siagura
2019 Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco
2019 Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards - Silver Award
2019 Rome Film Awards
2019 The World's Independent Film Festival, San Francisco California
2019 San Diego Italian Film Festival
2020 Cannes International Independent Film Festival