Gabriella Colussi Arthur will be presenting the documentary on her great-grandfather on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (6pm PST / 9pm EST).
This is a free event but registration on Eventbrite is required.
The TLN/LULOFILMS production of the documentary Chi ha ucciso il mio bisnonno, Gabriella’s project on her late great-grandfather Antonio Colussi, who, with his young wife, Anna Cecco, emigrated to Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina in 1887 and then was killed in 1893 at the age of 30 under mysterious circumstances.
The documentary was commissioned by TLN (see: TLN https://www.tln.ca/ and VIVA STREAMING TV https://landing.vivatv.ca) and produced by LULOFILMS in both Italian (“Chi ha ucciso il mio bisnonno?”) and English (“Who Killed My Great-grandfather?). The Italian version first aired on TLN in Ontario (Rogers Channel 35; BELL Channel 700) on Thursday, July 28, 2022 and the English version on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Both versions are voiced over by Gabriella and recorded by her son, Thomas Arthur, who, among other skills, is also a trained audio engineer. The director is Jaime Escallón-Buraglia and the producer Elena Lombardi. See LuloFilms: http://lulofilms.com/en/home/.
The documentary traces the historical evidence that the production team, Gabriella’s research collaborator and dear friend, renowned Friulian migration expert, Javier Grossutti and Gabriella attempted to unearth in Argentina and in Friuli. It includes local interviews in Argentina and Friuli, with experts, archivists, and local staff. The creative team was forced to work solely with Argentinian and Italian resources, and, in fact, Gabriella does not actually “appear” in the documentary — she is the voiceover commentator. Gabriella was supposed to travel to Argentina with the team in late April – early May 2019, but, during that period her father had fallen and was in hospital; as a result, she was unable to travel.
The Italian language website: https://www.chihauccisoilmiobisnonno.com/
The English language website: https://whokilledmygrandfather.ca/
*Note: the EN language site is misspelled (missing “great”)