Hogg's Hollow: A Tragedy Unveiled
English Language    |    60 mins    |    2009

A moving documentary that probes the historical details of the horrific tragedy that unified the Italian immigrant community. On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1960, five Italian men were trapped in a tunnel when fire swept through a main shaft that provided air and access to their work area. They were installing a water main beneath the Don River in Hogg's Hollow in North Toronto. Sadly, in the end, all five workers died. The event was a unifying force in the Italian immigrant community and had a great impact on standards to the construction.


March of Time
English Language    |    60 mins    |     2009


March of Time is a documentary about displacement, preservation and progress. Good Friday re-enactments are common in almost every town in Italy. When immigrants came to Canada they brought with them the Good Friday procession. March of Time explores how this phenomenon, the largest of its kind in North America, has become a modern ritual in Toronto.   


Not Paved With Gold
English Language    |    60 mins    |    2008

A story about Italian-Canadian immigrants in the 1970s that distinguishes itself for its intimacy and humanity. The story opens up a world of memories and reflections that Vincenzo Pietropaolo took of his family, neighbourhood and community in Toronto’s Little Italy; his own immigrant experience. His life-long love affair with photography became an irreversible journey when as a young man, he began to photograph his fellow Italian-Canadians at work, at rest at worship and at play.

 


Calabria: La Terra Magica
English Language    |    90 mins    |    2005

Deemed a “paradise on earth”, this documentary showcases Calabria, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, a region where mountains and sea come together. Discover Calabria through the eyes of the people, who believe this untouched treasure is their blood, their sun their lifeline.


Italian Gardens
English Language    |    90 mins    |    2006

Italian Gardens
is a moving documentary that explores the importance of the family garden to immigrants establishing new roots in a new land. Here are stories of men and women who, with no real political or social representation in their adopted society, give expression to their identity through the spaces upon which they can exercise control, their gardens.



Gusto: Italian By Design
English Language   |    2005    |    6 x 30 mins

A celebration of style, Gusto uncovers the great appeal of the Italian aesthetic by exploring the worlds of fashion, furniture design, fine food and wines. This six-part series reveals Italian style and its impact on global pop culture. 



Little Italys
English Language    |    6 x 30 mins    |     
2003

Our continent has a love affair with all things Italian. Little Italys explores theme-park neighbourhoods and events in Calgary, Boston, Seattle, Montreal, Kelowna and Honolulu that are at the heart of Italian immigrant communities.



Hispanic Gardens
English Language    |    60 mins    |    2003


Discover the voice of Spanish-speaking Canadians through personal stories and their attitudes toward Canadian society. While chronicling the changing dynamics of Latin identity, this documentary illustrates the impact the Hispanic community has had on Canadian life.


That's Amore: Inside the Italian Wedding
English Language    |    6 x 30 mins    |     2003


Who doesn't want to go to an Italian wedding? That's Amore is a six-part. series that takes you behind the scenes of these extravaganzas. Witness the hard work, attention to detail and personal trauma that goes into planning  " the happiest day of your life!"   


Italian Canadians
English Language    |    90 mins     |    2001


Following Pier 21, which gave an account of the Italian immigrant experience, The Italian Canadians is a historical examination of the influx of Italians into Canada’s major cities in the sixties. The program looks into the post-war prosperity of many Italian Canadians and the effect this has had on issues of cultural identity.

 


Persona
English Language    |    13 x 30 mins    |     2001


Persona, a series of intimate interviews with prominent Italian Canadians featured fashion designer Sal Parasuco, actor Nick Mancuso, Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci, comedian Tony Rosato, novelist Nino Ricci and journalist Anna Maria Tremonti.

 


Slick: Italian Men on Screen
English Language    |    90 mins    |    2001


“Slick: Italian Men on Screen” is a documentary that takes the viewer behind the myth of the Italian man. From the big screen to the street corner, whether mobster or Romeo, the Italian male has always held a unique place in North American popular culture. Slick looks at the various elements that make up the Italian man in North American media. Through interviews and clips, Slick examines just how the stereotype of the Italian man came to be and where they fit in today’s multicultural Canada.

 


Pier 21
English Language    |    90 mins    |     2000


“They came in search of a better life, a new beginning, a mother country for future generations.” Pier 21 gives an in-depth account of the Italian immigrant experience to Canada. Featuring moving interviews with Italian Canadians who lived the journey first hand, this full-length program explores the massive migration of Italians into Canada in the post-war period.

 

 



  

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