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Adriano - Nonna View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano introduces us to his grandmother who lives in Palermo and with whom he has a close relationship. He's always welcome at her place, being assured of a nice nap, good company, and good food.

Adriano - Adriano e Anita View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano is not only charming, he was able to teach his new Polish girlfriend how to speak Italian in just a few months, with a little help from Yabla.

Adriano - Messaggio di Madre Teresa di Calcutta sugli animali View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Together with his dog Zara, Adriano commemorates Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her teachings on animals. Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016.

Animalisti Italiani - Walter Caporale - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Interview with Walter Caporale, national president of Animalisti Italiani [Italian Association for the Rights of Animals], whose mission is safeguarding the life of domestic animals and the prevention of cruelty towards them.

Animalisti Italiani - Walter Caporale - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

We continue the discussion on animal rights, asking the question why dogs and cats, among other animals, have to suffer injustices from humans, solely because they're too weak to defend themselves. The atrocity of religious ritual exemptions to animal dazing before slaughter are also discussed.

Animalisti Italiani - Walter Caporale - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

In this video the focus continues to be on the religious slaughter of animals without stunning them first and the absurdity of the Italian law that allows it. The underlying message is that animals, as living beings, have the right to their own dignity.

Anna presenta - La gravidanza - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna has recently become a mother! She shares with us some of the experiences she had during her pregnancy.

Anna presenta - La gravidanza - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna speaks about her prenatal and postpartum experience with the Italian National Health Service. She also discusses the five-month maternity leave that working women receive.

Anna presenta - Gli esami in gravidanza View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna tells us about the medical exams a woman can choose to do during pregnancy, and some of the problems that can come up during pregnancy and delivery.

Confindustria - Assemblea Confindustria 2017 - Video di apertura

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Confindustria is the main trade association for Italy's manufacturing and service sectors. This inspirational video was produced for its annual meeting, and Italian luminaries from Marco Polo to Renzo Piano are invoked to tell the story of Italian innovation.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Giuseppe Pitrè was an ethnologist who collected documents pertaining to Sicily and its culture and traditions. HIs work is the basis for this documentary, which unites live footage, drawings, and archival documents.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

We learn about Pitrè's life, and his relationship to the sea.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

In this segment, we see some swordfish harpoon fishing, and hear an old Sicilian legend about a boy named Nicola who could stay underwater for a very long time. Here are the lyrics in Sicilian and English to one version of the legend in verse.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Pitrè's life was marked by a sort of travelling storyteller tradition in his family. In those days, a cuntastorie (storyteller) would go around to all the piazzas and tell stories, and people would pay to hear them.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 5 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

This segment focuses on an actor who retells and acts out stories from Sicily's past, speaking in Sicilian dialect. He uses the Pitrè Museum as a source for material. The museum houses a manuscript with over 4,000 Sicilian proverbs, just one of the many volumes of Sicilian ethnographic material.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 6 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Pitrè's mission was to conserve and safeguard the traditions of his people, the Sicilians, and to keep the roots alive. Looking at religious traditions is one important way to do this.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 7 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Saint Rosalia (1130–1166), recognized by her crown of roses, is Palermo's patron saint. The video shows the July 14 parade in honor of the saint, and a young man who credits his cure from a grave illness to Saint Rosalia.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 8 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

The segment concentrates on the richness of the Sicilian dialect, a dialect which is less and less spoken. The narrator interviews two poets who recite their works in Sicilian, providing insights into the language.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 9 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Giuseppe Pitrè received his degree in medicine in 1865. His patients, among Palermo's poorest, provided him with a wealth of ethnographic material.

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 10 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

A woman performs a traditional Sicilian ritual involving the sticking of pins into an onion, accompanied by prayers, in order to bring back the boyfriend of her suppliant.

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