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Echoes of War

In the shadow of WWII's devastation, the last Italian-Canadian survivors unveil the haunting secrets of San Pietro Infine, a once-thriving city left in timeless ruins.

Amidst the lush landscapes of southern Italy lies the haunting silhouette of San Pietro Infine, a city frozen in time, untouched since the tumultuous days of World War II. This documentary delves deep into the heartrending history of a town scarred by conflict, positioned strategically between Cassino and Ortona, and the devastating Battle that ensued. As we walk the desolate streets of this ghostly relic, we are guided by the poignant voices of the last surviving Italian-Canadian émigrés who bear witness to the horrors they fled and the fresh start they sought in Canada. As newer generations tread softly over this living museum, the contrast between the derelict ruins and the vibrant San Pietro del Lazio, rebuilt just a stone’s throw away, serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity.

A film by anthony sarracco