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The Newcomers : 1978 the Italians

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1977 to 1978


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Grand Prairie Regional College, Grand Prairie, Alberta: VHS.

York University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.
"Guido Vitelli comes to Canada in the early 1950's from the village of Opi in the Abruzzi region of Central Italy. As soon as he gets work he sends for his wife, Antonia, and two sons, Franco and Phillipo. As the years pass, Guido and Antonia have two more children and build their fruit and grocery business in Toronto's west end into a modest success. When he gets older, a series of events lead Guido to question whether coming to Canada was the right thing for him to do."

Library and Archives Canada: 1/2".