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Screening: “FINDING THE MOTHER LODE: Italian Immigrants in California” – Nov. 6

Date 11.05.2014

Screening of “Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California” on November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm at  Chapman University, Argyros Forum, Room 202. Admission is free. The movie documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, which was markedly different from that of their compatriots elsewhere in the United States. Through stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, this film examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State. It is also a look at how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America.

Screening will be followed by discussion with filmmakers Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien.

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Organized by: San Diego Italian Film Festival, Chapman University, University of San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Italian Cultural Heritage Found of St. Barbara, and UNICO.