Velo Nero
TitleVelo Nero
DirectorMonica Pellizzari
CountryAustralia
Year1987
Duration13mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionA simple and touching drama situated around an encounter between a second generation Australian-Italian teenager and a traditional Italian widow. With her husband dead only three months, the widow is alone in a hostile, anti-Italian society. Images of trinkets and family photographs placed around her flat symbolise her strong and unsevered ties with Italy. Attacked by a gang of white boys, the widow is rescued by the Australian-Italian boy who begins to question his own identity, caught between two cultures.