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Video: Film Trailer for Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood; Produced by the North End Historical Society

The North End Historical Society held a preview event of the in-progress film documentary, Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The film is being created from stories of the Italian-American community that has called the North End home for over 100 years.

If you have old photos, home movies or newspaper clips, the filmmakers would love to see them. The finished product will be a 50 minute film. The project is being produced by Maureen McNamara’s Kendall Productions. A grant from the City of Boston’s Baxter Fund helped support the nine minute trailer shown in this post that was created from hours of interviews with North Enders from around the Boston area.

The creators are now asking for your monetary donations toward this project of preserving the legacy of the North End. So far, they have raised $20,000 toward a goal of $95,000.

Go to NorthEndBoston.org to contribute online or send a check to:
North End Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. BOX 130152
Boston, MA 02113

Questions and material for the project can be sent to: NorthEndHS@gmail.com
The NEHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so contributions are tax deductible.

Below are some photos from the preview event, held on June 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston’s North End. Special appearances were made by Author Stephen Puleo (The Boston Italians, Dark Tide) and Former City Councilor Paul Scapicchio who announced that he has secured $10,000 for the project.

Photos by Matt Conti.

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