Women's Museum and Italian Film Festival presents two screenings of
Catia's Choice: 80 miles south of Lampedusa (2014)
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. 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. This movie became an event when shown 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.
The Women's Museum of California, League of Women Voters of San Diego, and the Women's League for Peace and Freedom of San Diego welcome you and your friends to a reception and the Museum's current exhibit, "Tears of War: The Many Faces of Refugee Women."
Curator Anne Hoiberg and two of the Refugee Women will discuss their contributions to efforts to end war through exhibitions, storytelling, activism, and resilience. FREE