Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

saved, they sing

January 21, 2018

Tags: immigrants, drowning, trouble, Open Arms, song, raft, immigration



The African immigrants broke into song aboard a rubber dinghy that rescued them from their unsafe craft in the strait of Sicily and brought them to the NGO immigrant rescue ship Open Arms on Jan 29, 2018

Luigi sings "Personality" as done by Katerina Valente

September 26, 2015

Tags: luigi, homeless, sings, song, personalita`, shadow Dance, Danza delle Ombre, Scardavi, song, refuge, clinic, together, friends, solace, uplift


Luigi, a homeless man who sleeps at a shelter and spends much of his days at the walk- in clinic, Danza delle Ombre (Shadowdance) run by Doctor Marina Scardavi, near Piazza Politeama. He asked me not to film his face. A woman who also comes daily to the clinic sings along with him until she forgets the words.

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