Annetta, a woman whose stony beauty reflects the burnt, rural Sardinian landscape, arrives in the breathtaking city of Cagliari just as Italy enters World War II and bombs are falling. Dressed in black, solitary and silent, Annetta has a secret: she is the L’Accabadora — the angel of mercy — one who gives “good death” to the dying, a role handed down to her by her mother. In Cagliari Annetta is faced with a radical choice: resume her ancient role of L’Accabadora, or allow herself to experiment with new possibilities. Italian with English subtitles. Coffee and biscotti will be served. Opening remarks from Professor Anna Rocca, Salem State University.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. – noon
Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street
Please Note: This was originally scheduled for March 2nd, but due to weather has been rescheduled to March 23, 2019, 10am.