A dream comes true for docufilm ‘Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?’ as it airs on WTVS Detroit Public TV Thursday, July 25

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From Pierette Domenica Simpson

A Dream Come True for Our Docufilm: PBS!

“I’m sharing what I received recently from Dave Devereaux of Detroit Public Television.”
Pierette Domenica Simpson

“Hi all,

Good news. We have “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” scheduled for broadcast on WTVS Detroit Public TV on Thursday, July 25, at 9pm. (repeats Friday, 7/26, at 2:30am.)



Dave Devereaux
Senior V.P., Broadcasting, Detroit Public TV
Station Manager, WRCJ 90.9 FM and HD-1

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

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