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My cousin is the Mayor of New York

Italy

Vincenzo Lerose Filmmaker

  • Added 9 months ago to OS XIV 2016

    At the beginning of 2014, a new NY Mayor has been elected: he’s Bill de Blasio, 109th New York City Mayor, the 4th of Italian-American origins. He was born in America, but his grandparents on his mother’s side were originally from Sant’Agata de Goti (county of Benevento), and Grassano (county of Matera). The latter, Grassano, is also the town where the film’s author’s roots lie in: inspired by the De Blasio’s story he decides to take a trip to the South of Italy, together with his father, in order to rediscover his roots, to witness De Blasio’s visit to Grassano and listen to stories about a community that, now more than ever, is being forced to abandon its mother land, looking for a better future.