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Coro Delle Mondine Di Novi
After the end of the Second World War, many poor, young Italian women earned their living working in the rice fields, spending hours every day under the merciless sun in the northern plains of their country. We view archival footage that takes us back to these times and we see how these women lived--driving off in truck and tractor to the fields every morning, bathing in the streams at the end of each day, and working the fields. But we also observe these women now in their seventies and eighties who have clearly lost none of their spirit nor their humor. They have rekindled their sense of community by forming a singing group, a choir of sorts, that tours the country performing the songs of their youth, rekindling memories and keeping a tradition alive.
Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 4-13, 2008.