“Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” to air in the Detroit Metropolitan area on PBS

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Detroit Public Television (WTVS), is schduled to air the docufilm “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” in July on a date close to the 63rd anniversary of the sea tragedy, July 25-26.

WTVS Detroit Public Television, Detroit’s viewer-supported PBS member station, serves the nation’s 11th largest television market.  It will air this important docufilm  in the Detroit Metropolitan area, and Canada coast to coast (via cable and satellite) to about 2 million households total.

A cinematic collaboration between and Italian-American producer and an Italian director resulted in the award-winning doculfilm “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” about the calamitous and controversial collision at sea between the liners Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm in 1956.

Writer-producer-shipwreck survivor, Pierette Domenica Simpson and Roman director, Luca Guardabascio’s film screened at festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Italy. Deputy Fucsia Nissoli invited the film to screen at the Italian Parliament in Rome.

Pierette explains, “It is the love for my native country that lead me to create a work which seeks to correct history—one that used Italians as scapegoats instead of honoring them for the ‘greatest sea rescue ever!”

Featured are several survivors, including the legendary composer, Mike Stoller, as well as naval experts. Re-enactments filmed in two countries bring the story to life.

“…a beautifully told story of a young girl’s journey from a small Italian village to join her mother in America. At the same time it is both a history and a re-evaluation of one of the most tragic and notorious accidents at sea, and the greatest maritime rescue.—Mike Stoller, composer, songwriter, survivor

Stay tuned for info and details about the broadcast of “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?’



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