Women's Museum And Italian Film Festival Presents A Screening Of Catia’S Choice: 80 Miles South Of Lampedus

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Women's Museum And Italian Film Festival Presents A Screening Of  Catia’S Choice:  80 Miles South Of Lampedus
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The Women's Museum of California and the San Diego Italian Film Festival are proud to presents two opportunities to see the stirring film, Catia’s Choice: 80 miles south of Lampedusa.

FILM SCREENINGS: 4:30 & 7 PM

Catia’s Choice: 80 miles south of Lampedusa (2014), 90 minutes, Director Roberto Burchielli. This is the story of Italy’s continuing effort to save migrants attempting to make the perilous crossing from Africa to Sicily. It is also the story of the first woman to command a vessel of the Italian Navy. The story we read in the newspapers comes to tragic life in these scenes, as does the humanity of the Italians, and the pride of the Italians in giving command to a woman and in their work to save lives. Catia Pellegrino takes on this 2013 mission captaining a ship which already, in October, 2011, had been deployed once before in saving migrant lives from a sinking freighter. The response in Italy is both overwhelming pride and equally devastating sadness, and this movie became an event when shown there on TV.

Special thanks to the director Roberto Burchielli, the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles and its Director Dr. Valeria Rumori and to the film sponsors – Corriere della Sera, The Italian Navy, and RAI Fiction.

LOCATION: The Women's Museum of California

GENERAL ADMISSION TO EACH FILM: $10

WMC & IFF MEMBER/MILITARY/STUDENT DISCOUNT: $8
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