Sunday, August 9, 2020

Documentaries

Documentaries about Italy and Italian culture

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War Stories with Oliver North: The Invasion of Sicily

After a shaky victory in North Africa, the Allies debated where to launch their next offensive. In the spring of 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met at the Casablanca Conference to decide if...
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War Stories with Oliver North: The Bloody Battle for the Boot: Italy in WWII

By May of 1943, Adolf Hitler and his Axis ally Benito Mussolini controlled most of the European continent. In England, a defiant Winston Churchill was convinced that knocking Italy out of the war would cause a chill of loneliness...
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Italians in America – Our Contribution

The Italians in America is a captivating and enthralling look at the contributions that Italians have made to American culture and society. Written and directed by Marino Amoruso, "Italians in America: Our Contribution" (1999) takes a fascinating look at the...
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Italian Americans

The Italian Americans reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group's experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. At the turn of the 20th century, many Italians immigrants came to work, earn...
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Andrea Bocelli – Tuscan Skies (Cieli di Toscana)

Tuscan Skies is an intimate musical journey with Andrea Bocelli. All of the songs featured in this program have been especially written for him, as they are based on and inspired by his own memories and fantasies. Each song at...
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Andre Rieu – Tuscany

Those who have enjoyed this program on PBS need only be told that it is available on home video. André Rieu is a master of light classical music, and here he is at his best. The program was taped...
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Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys in Italy

Beautiful scenery of Italy and its cities accompanied by classical music. Also available on demand. Florence, Venice, Rome.
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Ultimate Factories: Maserati

An exotic car built to push performance to the edge while blending Italian elegance is crafted inside Maserati's ultimate factory. It takes 22 days for a Maserati to be assembled and considered road ready - and the Maserati Gran...
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Ultimate Factories: Lamborghini

What does it take to build a car that can go from zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph? National Geographic heads to the small farming community in Italy that is...
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Best of Lidia: Pasta

  The Best of Lidia: Pasta is a collection of more than a dozen of Lidia's favorite dry pasta dishes from Lidia's Italy in America. These delicious, simple pasta creations include Italian American favorites, American classics with a Lidia twist,...
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The Trip to Italy

Michael Winterbottom s largely improvised film The Trip took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon or semifictionalized versions thereof on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road...
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Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown Season 1 Episode 2: Florence, Italy

With her bags packed and passport in hand, travel expert Samantha Brown takes off on an adventure to over 30 European destinations. Along the way Samantha offers up practical information and real travel tips - things you wish were...
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Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed

Discover the world, one person at a time... Discovery Atlas! Journey through the heart of the picturesque country of Italy: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. Over the course of...
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Globe Trekker – Italy

Italy, bordered by France, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Austria, is a boot shaped peninsula extending Southward into the Mediterranean Sea. This relatively young nation has preserved it rich variety, and each region differs in character, culture, and cuisine. Traveller Megan McCormick...
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BRIAN SEWELL’S GRAND TOUR OF ITALY

Famed British art critic leads the ultimate Italian adventure In the 18th century, well-bred English gentlemen would undertake a Grand Tour of the Continent for refinement--as well as for drinking, gambling, and sexual adventures--before assuming their place in society. Now,...
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Virtual Walks – Tuscany Italy for Indoor Walking, Treadmill and Cycling Workouts

DISCOVER THE RICH CULTURE AND STUNNING NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF TUSCANY... Turn your cardio workouts into virtual journeys and stay in shape. Step on your treadmill or stationary bike and explore the most beautiful hotspots of Tuscany. HEALTH BENEFITS SENIORS AND ALZHEIMER'S...
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Rick Steves’ Italy’s Cities

Experience Italy's cities with Rick Steves! This DVD and Blu-ray combo includes seven brand-new shows, along with one classic favorite: Rome: Ancient Glory Rome: Baroque Brilliance Rome: Back Street Riches Florence: Heart of the Renaissance Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips Venice: City of Dreams Venice...
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Best of Europe: Italy

Surrender to the charms of Italy's most magical cities, Rome, Venice, Florence, and Naples, and take a spectacular drive along the Amalfi coast. Rudy Maxa makes the most of your visit with stops at Rome's cafes and shops, and informative...
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Visions of Italy

From the Alps to Sicily, tour all of Italy from a spectacular vantage point. Italians call their home Il Belpaese, The Beautiful Country, and it has never looked more breathtaking than in this unique aerial tour. Shot in high definition...
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Giovanni Falcone: The Judge / Borsellino: The 57 Days

This is the real-life story of one of Sicilys bravest sons standing up to the Mafia, wielding the law to break the back of organized crime. Giovanni Falcone was the judge who unmasked the Mafia during the 1980s and...

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