Damen Student Center Cinema
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
La Mia Strada is a feature-length documentary that offers a personal perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart. It’s a discovery of how fragile the bonds are that connect a family from generation to generation, from country to country, even as they search for ways to adapt to an ever-changing world. Over a period of years, the filmmaker has conducted dozens of interviews, explored historical sites, sifted through archeological artifacts, dug through family photographs, and immersed himself in the music, poetry, and oral histories of the Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia regions. La Mia Strada links the ancient and contemporary history of families divided by an ocean, yet united by an indelible genetic bond.