Promuovere la lingua italiana all’estero sta alla base della promozione del sistema Italia. Infatti, non si può concepire la diffusione della cultura, delle arti e del Made in Italy senza lavorare attivamente alla diffusione della lingua. La lingua e la cultura nelle loro valenze e multiple declinazioni sono strettamente collegate. Questo è lo scop...

It’s no surprise to longtime listeners of the Italian American Podcast just how much we love our Southern Italian roots and this week’s guest, Valarie D’Elia, is seeking to bring our ancestral home to people in a tangible, living way. Valarie is an award-winning multimedia travel journalist and content provider who specializes in both Italy and anc...

The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

 Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif, launches Campari Red Diaries 2021: Fellini Forward at the Campari Boat – In Cinema during the 78th Venice International Film Festival - La Biennale di Venezia, a pioneering project inspired by the late Federico Fellini using Artificial Intelligence techniques, including machine learning, to explore the creativ...

Chicago writer-director Lucia Mauro announces completion of production for her new documentary, The Loneliest Road,  in Eureka, Nevada. The film was inspired by Fresno, Calif. author Silvio Manno’s 2016 book, Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada and the Fish Creek Massacre, which unveils the little-known 1879 shooting of five It...

The 2021 Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone with a screening of Ennio, Giuseppe Tornatore’s new documentary on the life and music of Italy’s greatest film composer. Ennio will get a special, out-of-competition gala screening at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The documentary takes the...

Sometime in 2018, documentary filmmaker Peter Miller, who lives in Manhattan, purchased some nettles at his local farmers’ market and, with his wife, set about making ravioli with them. They were using a recipe written by Marcella Hazan, the legendary Italian cookbook author and instructor who lived on Longboat Key from 1999 until she died in 2013....

Writer-director Jonas Carpignano completes his Calabrian trilogy with A Chiara, an enthralling drama about a teenage girl coming to terms with her family’s role in the mafia, which won the Europa Cinema Label at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. With a documentary-like authenticity, this is a touching, powerful film with a lyrical visual palette...

AMERICA’S LAST LITTLE ITALY: THE HILL. the award-winning documentary about St. Louis’ most venerable Italian neighborhood, has been named a Silver award-winner for General-History for Non-Broadcast in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and...

Fabio Girelli-Carasi’s, Rope and Soap: Lynchings of Italians in the United States (the English translation of Patrizia Salvetti’s work intitled Corda e sapone: storie di linciaggi di Italiani negli Stati Uniti) and the documentary, Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America in jointly provide an enlightened understanding of the episodes of lynching...