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An Immigrant Nation - The Unbroken Thread

Television (Full Length) – 1994

The Wellington seaside suburb of Island Bay is sometimes called Little Italy, thanks to the many Italians who have moved there. This episode of Immigrant Nation is based on interviews with Italian migrants to the suburb — from the woman who remembers the time during World War II when locals stopped talking to her, to the young man feeling "a magnetic pull" back to Italy. Although Italian fishing boats are now rarely seen in Island Bay, old traditions live on; and one woman talks about the responsibility of carrying on Italian traditions and culture into the future. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Caterina De Nave

Director

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Jennifer Bush-Daumec

Producer

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Vincent Burke

Producer

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Paul Chattington

Sound

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Owen Ferrier-Kerr

Editor

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Wayne Vinten

Camera

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