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Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family (1993)

In 1961, Robert Young and Michael Roemer shot a gritty documentary in Palermo's Cortile Cascino, a slum reserved for rag pickers and scavengers. Thirty years later, Young's son and ... See full summary »
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In 1961, Robert Young and Michael Roemer shot a gritty documentary in Palermo's Cortile Cascino, a slum reserved for rag pickers and scavengers. Thirty years later, Young's son and daughter-in-law go back to Sicily to pick up the story of Angela Capra, her now ex-husband, and their children. Black and white footage from 1961 is intercut with color footage from the 90's. Much has changed: Angela's leaving her husband gives her a sense of rebirth. And much is the same: unemployment, petty crimes, and early death. Throughout, family members credit the power of "destina" (fate) to determine their lives. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Τα παιδιά της μοίρας See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,099, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$1,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,738
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Archipelago Films See more »
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Mono
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