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My Town: Film Facts

1986, 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
26 minutes, Color
Description: Shot on location in Palermiti and the Boston area of Massachusetts, MY TOWN/MIO PAESE shows the family, cultural and religious ties between immigrants and their paesani in Southern Italy. The documentary features La Festa della Madonna della Luce (the feast of the Madonna of Light) in both countries and the story of the patron saintís legendary miracles as told by three generations of Italians and Italian-Americans.
Copyright: 1986, Katherine Gulla
Filmmaker(s): Katherine Gulla
Produced by: Katherine Gulla
Cinematography: Peter Sturken, Brian Dowley, Frank Lane
Editing: Dan McCabe
Sound: Vladimir Lozinski, Francis X. Coakley, Nancy Cohen, Margo Garrison, Dan Jones
Acknowledgements: Narrator: Lanie Zera ; Associate producer: Henry Ferrini ; Production assistant: Larry Simon, Nancy M. Tates ; Production manager: Donald Jones ; Sound mix: Richard Bock ; Video engineer: Joel Olicker ; Audio engineer: James Deering ; Additional production services: Multivision ; Consulting historian: Bob Tosiello ; Consulting anthropologist: Maureen Giovannini ; Executive producer: Raquel Ortiz A co-production of Katherine Gulla Productions and WGBH
Funding: The Olivetti Foundation ; Massachusetts Order, Sons of Italy ; Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy
Awards: PBS National Broadcast, American Anthropological Assn. selection.


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