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Short Italian Tales #13 - Iena Cruz

Following his passion for graffiti, Federico Massa (aka Iena Cruz) left Milan to become a part of Brooklyn's street art scene. We follow Cruz from his home and studio to gallery and get a chance to see the artist at work as he does a live mural painting in the streets of Bushwick. http://www.ienacruz.com/ http://shop.lowbrowartique.com/ Produced by Letizia Airos Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Alessio Lottero As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #13 - Iena Cruz

Following his passion for graffiti, Federico Massa (aka Iena Cruz) left Milan to become a part of Brooklyn's street art scene. We follow Cruz from his home and studio to gallery and get a chance to see the artist at work as he does a live mural painting in the streets of Bushwick. http://www.ienacruz.com/ http://shop.lowbrowartique.com/ Produced by Letizia Airos Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Alessio Lottero As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short italian Tales #12 - Alberto Baudo

Journalist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Alberto Baudo is living proof that there is no place like New York for reinventing yourself. He takes us on a tour through Williamsburg and Red Hook, showing us two of his new business ventures: Fabbrica and Recycle Brooklyn. Produced by Letizia Airos Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Kevin MacLeod As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #11 - Antoinette LaVecchia

In this episode we join actress Antoinette LaVecchia behind the scenes of "I Loved, I lost, I made Spaghetti", a most Italian tale of love and food. On the first day of rehearsal, LaVecchia recalls the experiences that have let her here, from an immigrant's daughter to the stages of New York. Produced by Letizia Airos Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Kevin MacLeod As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #10 - Rosario Procino

There is a Neapolitan embassy in New York, and it's called Ribalta Pizza. Owner Rosario Procino shows us around the restaurant while customers enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza and watch the soccer game — all in all, a typical Italian Sunday. As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #9 - Johnny Meatballs

Got Balls? Johnny Meatballs, former reality show star, found his calling as the Meatballs King of New Jersey. In this episode, we follow him serving up his famous delicacies for the crowd at the Super Bowl Tailgate. Produced by Letizia Airos Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Kevin MacLeod As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #8 - Jerry Turci

Just beyond the George Washington Bridge you'll find an Italian market unlike any other. Jerry's Gourmet in New Jersey is owned by Jerry Turci, a man who runs his business the old-fashion way. See how this modern day merchant brings the best offer in Italian products for his consumers. As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #7 - Marco Gallotta

Marco Gallotta is an artist who presents a uniquely creative approach in paper-cutting. Originally from Battipaglia, Italy, Marco came to New York to continue pursuing his artistic vision. As a result, he currently co-curates a charitable artistic collective called Art in Motion. Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #6 - Alberto Zamperla

Coney Island's Luna Park has brought new life to the famed New York boardwalk since 2010. Alberto Zamperla, from Vicenza, Italy, turned Coney Island around by developing an amusement park with rides of Italian design. Here's a look at how a day at the park is for him. Directed by Valerio Ciriaci Produced by Letizia Airos Production Coordinator: Angela Manzolillo Interview by Letizia Airos Filmed and Edited by Valerio Ciriaci Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #5 - George de Stefano

George de Stefano is a writer active on topics related to culture, social issues, politics, and sexuality. In this segment we follow him to the the Gay Pride Parade as he shares his experience on becoming aware of his gay sexuality and its acceptance to his Italian American family. Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #4 - Vittorio Terracina

New York City through the eyes of an Italian tour guide. From the cobblestone streets of Rome to the urban jungle of New York, Vittorio Terracina recounts his adventure of how it all started. As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) More info at www.i-italy.org

Short Italian Tales #3 - Natalia Quintavalle

Natalia Quintavalle became the first female Consul General of Italy in New York in 2011. Her duties representing and promoting an Italian image carries on to a visit at the prestigious Yale University located in New Haven, Connecticut. Music by Casey Skodnek More info at www.i-italy.org

Short Italian Tales #2 - Anna Sammarone

We meet Anna Sammarone, a young designer and entrepreneur who has shown her creations in New York every season since 2009. From Larino, a small town in the Molise region, Anna presents her collection made with passion and creativity. Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org

Short Italian Tales #1 - Tiziana Rinaldi Castro

TIziana Rinaldi Castro is a novelist and poet born in Sala Consilina, a little town near Salerno, Italy. Starting from her house in Brooklyn, she takes us on a unique journey through the streets of the Lower East Side. As seen on i-ItalyTV Every Sunday @1pm airing on NYC Life (Channel 25) Visit us at http://www.iitaly.org