Exploring the Legacy of Sacco and Vanzetti at the Italian Educational Cultural Center
A viewing of the 80 minute, award-winning, film: SACCO AND VENZETTI
With discussion led by the film’s director Peter Miller
The ordeal of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America, and millions of people in the U.S. and around the world protested on their behalf. Decades later, the story continues to have great resonance, as America once again grapples with issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants.
SACCO AND VANZETTI dramatically interweaves the political and personal stories of the two men and their seven-year legal ordeal. The powerful prison writings of Sacco and Vanzetti are read by actors John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub. A chorus of passionate commentators propels the narrative, including Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel, Arlo Guthrie, and a number of older people with personal connections to the story.