Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Basilicata: Terra di Cinema" - Nicola Bisceglia's Own Basilicata Coast to Coast

If your origins are Italian, then there is a good chance they began in Basilicata. Located in southern Italy, nestled between the coastal regions of Campania, Puglia and Calabria, a great number of immigrants left this territory during the boom of the early 20th century due to the lack of work and poor infrastructure. One young director from that region is about to embark on a cinematic journey that will give you the chance to see where your relatives came from, its centuries-long evolution and the land in which it has become today.

The filmmaker, Nicola Bisceglia of Vulture Video and Communication, was born and raised in Venosa, a beautiful town in Basilicata known for its Aglianico grape, which produces a renowned wine. He recently started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to produce this film. We receive requests all the time to help young filmmakers realize their dreams through crowdfunding. We usually promote these projects with a link on our Twitter account, but we feel that this project will be an important contribution not only to Italians but also to us Italian-Americans who want to know the story of where our families came from. So we are dedicating some time and effort to help get this film made.

I asked Bisceglia to explain the nuts and bolts of this project, so he sent me a few commonly asked questions and answers which explain the plot and purpose of the film.

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