Screening of I Villani, a documentary by Daniele De Michele

Oct 30, 2018 646

Monday, November 12 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of four individuals discussing agriculture, fishing, farming, cheese-making and family cooking by recounting thir daily struggle when trying to adopt the same culinary and cultural model worldwide.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring director, chef and “food activist” Daniele De Michele, aka Don Pasta, and award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan. The conversation will focus on themes such as cooking as a living heritage and weather the sharing of information between one generation and the next still exists and can survive in modern society.

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