Get Together for Christmas 2021
2021 - 49 mins (HD)

By Alberto Engeli and Mattia Bertoldi
Camera, Editing and Colorist: Alberto Engeli
Writer: Mattia Bertoldi
Interviews: Manuela Cavalieri

As per Christmas tradition, for the 7th consecutive year, and in collaboration with my partner Mattia Bertoldi, we have produced a series of 3 mini-documentaries, “Get Together for Christmas," dedicated to emigration from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland for RSI - Swiss-Italian Television. The three documentaries, each 16 minutes long, were aired by "Il Quotidiano" a daily program on RSI, on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December 2021.

Unfortunately, due to the border shutdown caused by Coronavirus, my usual, "left and right-hand man", Mattia Bertoldi could not make the trip, but followed me via telework. I relied on Manuela Cavalieri, who already works for several Italian publications including l'Espresso and Repubblica, for interviews and other help during the shoot.

Following the format created by the trio composed of Dario Bertoni, Sergio Locatelli and Enzo Regusci between the 1960’s and 1970’s, our camera captured the stories of six Ticinesi (Swiss-Italian), Zlatan Gradincic, Maura Ferrero-Baroni, Giampiero Fuentes, Anna Romano, Rino Infantino and Andrea Agazzi; who chose to live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in Texas, Florida and North Carolina.

For those interested in watching the Italian version of the three episodes aired on Swiss TV on December 23, 24 and 25 - 2021, here are the links.

Per chi fosse interessato alla versione italiana dei tre episodi trasmessi dalla Tv Svizzera RSI il 23, 24 e 25 dicembre 2021, eccovi i links.

episodio 1 Texas: Zlatan Gradincic - Maura Ferrero-Baroni

episodio 2 Florida: Giampiero Fuentes - Anna Romano

episodio 3 North Carolina: Rino Infantino - Andrea Agazzi