The screening at Roccamorice went well, and above all my speech went well too!!
This was thanks in part to the joyful and relaxed atmosphere at the event. The event was organized by Assessore Donato Di Matteo, the president of CRAM (a reginal consortium of Abruzzesi around the world), to celebrate the arrival at the hospital in Pescara of a revolutionary machine that treats various forms of cancers, a donation from the extremely generous Italian community in Canada.
In the evening the Canadians offered the entertainment in the form of a full orchestral band of the Fire Brigade of Ottawa, especially flown in for the occasion. We responded by showing my film of Emilio, Il Giro del Musicante. The reaction was amazing, at one point after the screening, I was surrounded by all of the members of the band congratulating me. It was a great experience, what a lovely bunch of guys. I’m now looking forward to the second sceening on the 20th for the ‘Festa dell’Emigrante’.
Now I’m back in Fontecchio and back to work, I’ve got two great stories to record, and the ‘Festa del Paese’ is happening this weekend, so lots of material coming up.. I can’t wait!