Very Cool Look at Little Italy
ross-306 from United States
4 October 2006
This documentary has a unique point of view as to the neighborhood that
we all have been to but know very little about. It is really scary to
think that Little Italy could some day only exist in our memories.
Although I am not Italian American, I as deeply moved by the stories of
the people who lived and struggled throughout the history of the
community. Their tales are of struggle, perseverance and
family/community bonds. It is really hard to believe that the
neighborhood that is portrayed in the documentary is the same
neighborhood we see today. With million dollar condominiums and
thousands of tourists, it is in sharp contrast to the historic
portrayal. The film makers do a wonderful job showing the diversity and
the changing landscape that is this neighborhood.
I highly recommend this to Italian Americans and anyone else that
shares an interest in Italian culture in the U.S. - or even an interest
in New York neighborhoods.
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