Prisoners Among Us: Italian-American Identity & World War II (2004)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Race & Ethnicity, Military & War  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This documentary examines the place of Italian immigrants in American culture from the 19th century through World War II. Through the use of photographs, music, poetry and the commentary of historians, the changing Italian identity is explored along with the prejudices that it faced in American society.



Italian [nationality], Italian-American, cultural-identity, immigration, world-war, heritage, loyalty, American-dream, cultural-traditions, discrimination, interview, assimilation, internment, POW (Prisoner of War), pre-war, tribute, paranoia