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Documentary Screenings at the Durham County Library

On Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m., Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English at North Carolina State University, will show The Carolina Brogue, a 27-minute documentary about the unique dialect and culture of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Once derided as “bad English” outside of its native communities, the “hoi toide” brogue has been elevated by the BBC’s assessment of Ocracoke as “the Galapagos of language.”
On Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m., Anthony Fragola, professor in the Department of Broadcasting and Cinema at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, will present Un bellisimo ricordo / A Beautiful Memory: A Mother and Her Sons against the Mafia. The 43-minute film features the last recorded interview with Felicia Impastato, whose son Guiseppi “Peppino” Impastato, was killed by the Sicilian Mafia in 1978 for protesting against the group. This presentation is part of the library’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
Both films will be followed with remarks from the presenters and audience questions. Light refreshments will be served. For additional details, visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org.

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Posted 6 March 2009

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