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Anna Filameno’s ‘So You Wanna be Italian?’ is a unique experience. Actress/writer Anna Filameno takes us on a journey of self-discovery as she explores her roots through vignettes written in a style which lives between poetry and prose. Through a tour-de-force of powerful images and experiences, sometimes dreamlike, sometimes biographical, we learn the potent force Italian figures such as Valentino, Fellini, Sinatra, Anna Magnani,  Aradia ‘le strega’ and many others had on the life of this brilliant artist, how in exploring her relation to them she more fully realized her relationship to herself, and how we can be inspired to do the same in our own lives.

Anna Writes:
“Who am I?” I thought... “And how do I find the pieces of myself that I have lost along the way?”
Each page has a beautiful background graphic art illustration that helps tell the story of each vignette.

“I begin with the Storytellers and Dreamers...”

Filameno mixes stream of consciousness with biography and always returns to her personal experience. The result is an uplifting and unforgettable reminder that we all have roots and, in exploring them, find ourselves.