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March 27, 2007
Media Advisory: Feature film explores little-known story of an abused woman
  
The City of Toronto in partnership with the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto will host a screening of the feature film Looking for Angelina. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Looking for Angelina is an award-winning film directed by Sergio Navarretta. The film is based on the 1911 true story of Angelina Napolitano, a young Italian immigrant and mother of four who was sentenced to hang after killing her abusive husband Pietro in Sault Ste. Marie’s Little Italy. Special guests at the screening will include Mayor David Miller and Deputy Chief of Police, Jane Dick. The filmmakers will also be in attendance. More information about the film is available at http://www.lookingforangelina.com.

In addition, an art exhibit called Walk the Talk to End Violence Against Women, which commemorates 30 women who were killed by their partners over the past year will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda from 6:30 p.m. on March 28. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, March 30.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Liz Janzen, Toronto Public Health, 416-392-7458
Vivien Green, Woman Abuse Council, 416-944-9242


 

 

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