Do you know these people?
• An aunt whose checking account was frozen. • A fisherman whose fishing boat was confiscated. • A grandfather not allowed to travel more than 5 miles from his home. • An uncle whose camera, flashlight and radio were taken away. • A family required to carry a pink identification booklet and show it to any official when asked. • A child afraid to speak his native language outside his home. • A teacher arrested in the middle of the night and imprisoned in an internment camp. All classified as Enemy Aliens. Nazi Germany? Communist Russia? Taliban, Isis? No. The United States. 1941. Not just the Japanese. Not just the Germans. But Italians and Italian Americans.
This is a story that needs to be told.
“SAY NOTHING,” a feature film project, scheduled to start production 2017.
This is a story of dreams, met and unmet, where love and tradition come into play, expectations are challenged and fundamental beliefs are shaken to the core.
Maurizio Antonini, Vice Consul, Consolato Generale D'Italia, New York City, says:
“I have recently read it and believe it has a significant cultural importance and relevance to Italian culture and heritage. I, therefore, hope you will find much support from Italian and American film producers for such a worthy project.”