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Documentaries about Italy and Italian culture

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Fellini’s Roma

Acclaimed director Federico Fellini (Fellini's Satyricon, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2) brilliantly demonstrates why he is regarded as the last of the great epic filmmakers, delivering a thrilling personal memoir with this monumental and outlandish tribute to his beloved...
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Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy

Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy. A feature length documentary film about Southern Italian culture told through its indigenous folk music. The film focuses on how these traditions are dealing with the rapid changes in local economy and the...
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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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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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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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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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Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth

Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk, St. Padre Pio, a contemporary saint who died in 1968. Blessed with...
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Saint Anthony

The first major feature length drama on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Made in Italy with top-notch acting talent, and superb cinematography, this is an outstanding film on...
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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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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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