TLN Media Group is a proud annual partner of Italfest MTL. Register here for a special online screening of TLN Original documentary Malocchio Moderno: A Superstition That Shaped The Italian Culture (Una Superstizione Che Ha Plasmato La Cultura Italiana) on Saturday, August 7th at 8P/et as part of the 2021 Italfest MTL Festival Lineup.
Malocchio Moderno: A Superstition That Shaped The Italian Culture (Una Superstizione Che Ha Plasmato La Cultura Italiana)
An ancient superstition has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italian-Canadian children. It’s called the ‘Malocchio’. The malocchio translates to mal=bad and occhio=eye or otherwise referred to in English as the evil eye. According to Italian folklore, those giving the malocchio can cause harm to others. This special documentary project told through the personal life experiences of its Writer and Director, Anthony Sarracco will explore the fear and fascination with this centuries-old superstition, a subject matter that will resonate with Italian-Canadian viewers who will have their own stories to share on this very secretive topic, mostly kept behind closed doors until now.