Trentini Americani is a memory project that features the immigration experience of Trentini in the United States.
A collection of interviews started in 2009 and ended in 2018.
The project was produced by the Historical Museum of Trentino, which allowed the collection of over 160 interviews: an extremely valuable memory bank.
Since 2018, with great difficulty, we have been searching for funds in order to be able to make an official film out of these incredible records.
The project is proceeding very slowly. It has been suspended several times.
There are no more funds available from the Museum, and there are no regional or state funds accessible at the moment. The situation worsened because of the Coronavirus, which hit Italy particularly hard.
Direct help from the Trentino community would be the only solution to complete the film.
The first crowdfunding started last July, and thanks to the generosity of a small part of the community, we were able to reach the first goal and carry on with the project.
However, the project is on a hiatus again.
Our objective is to complete the film by the end of this year.
Therefore, we call on you, Trentini Americani: please help us finish our project.
This film is about your history, your memory, and your families.
The minimum budget necessary to complete the film production is $9000.
We invite you to make a donation – no matter the amount.
If we reach the minimum viable goal in September we will be able to start the editing phase, and the film will be presented in the Spring of 2021.
> UPDATE // Spring 2023
To all the organizations that will be able to donate at least $1000, we guarantee the film presentation and screening at their premises starting in the Fall of 2021.
> UPDATE // Spring 2023
Corporate sponsorships will also be appreciated.
Companies logos will be shown in the end credits.
All supporters will receive the link to the film streaming.
We call on you to preserve and share the history of a community
Today, more than ever, we need to preserve our memory.
Everyone’s help is needed.
COSTS TO BE COVERED
- selection and editing of interviews (Seattle / Idaho / Montana)
- 16 mm and super8 archive digitization (Solvay, NYC, Colorado, Pennsylvania)
- editing of episodes (NY/ Colorado / Wyoming / California / Pennsylvania)
- sound editing
- stock footage
- music copyrights
- translations and subtitles (Italian-English)
- graphics and post production