Media Advisory - Feature film explores little-known story of an abused woman



    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto in partnership with the
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto will host a screening of the feature film
Looking for Angelina. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

    
    Date:        Wednesday, March 28
    Time:        7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Location:    Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
    

    Looking for Angelina is an award-winning film directed by Sergio
Navarretta. The film is based on the 1911 true story of Angelina Napolitano, a
young Italian immigrant and mother of four who was sentenced to hang after
killing her abusive husband Pietro in Sault Ste. Marie's Little Italy. Special
guests at the screening will include Mayor David Miller and Deputy Chief of
Police, Jane Dick. The filmmakers will also be in attendance. More information
about the film is available at www.lookingforangelina.com.
    In addition, an art exhibit called Walk the Talk to End Violence Against
Women, which commemorates 30 women who were killed by their partners over the
past year will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda from 6:30 p.m. on
March 28. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, March 30.

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to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Liz Janzen, Toronto Public Health, (416)
392-7458; Vivien Green, Woman Abuse Council, (416) 944-9242


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