Potentially Dangerous – The Official Trailer for the Feature Length Documentary
The Il Ponte Film Group presents “Potentially Dangerous”, a feature length documentary on the Internments of Italians in America during World War 2
Potentially Dangerous is a feature-length documentary film about a period of time during World War II when the U.S Government restricted the rights and freedoms of 600,000 Italian residents of the United States. All were declared “Enemy Aliens,” and many were placed under curfew, banned from their workplaces, forcibly moved from their homes and communities, and even placed in internment camps. Most Italians refused to speak about what happened to them. Even now, almost 80 years after their ordeal, many of the surviving Italians have remained silent. That is, until now. In this film, you will hear their stores for the first time. Watch the Trailer.
February 26, 2021 – President William J. Clinton signed legislation into law on November 7, 2000 that authorized the US Department of Justice to investigate the violation of Italian American civil liberties during World War 2. This Act resulted in the USDOJ report called “Report to the Congress of the United States – A Review of the Restrictions on Persons of Italian Ancestry During World War 2”, and it was delivered to Congress and made public in November 2001. This report gave America an unprecedented view into this secret history, and provided an excellent starting point for additional research.
The result to date is a more granular accounting for the interned, and a view into how modern-day technologies have helped uncover much more information. This rich history has been developed into a 17 lesson curriculum & 3 short plays by a community of Japanese, Italian and German educators and journalists for the edification of students across the nation. It is available at …. continue to full article.