Writer and radio producer Sara Marinelli introduces the series by sharing some of her Letters to Italy that she has been writing since the onset of the pandemic.
Through a collage of voice-memos, phone calls, radio news, journal entries, and music recorded on Italian balconies, Sara explores her sense of belonging and ways to connect from afar with the country she left fourteen years ago.
Since recording this episode, Italy’s vaccination plan has sped up. 13% of the population has received the anti Covid-19 vaccine, as of early May 2021.
Writer/ Producer/Editor: Sara Marinelli
Mixing consultant: Rebecca Seidel
Sound design: Sara Marinelli
Intro and outro music: “Hopeful Motivation” - James Yan
Music bed: “Passage IV” (remix) - Laura Inserra
This series was made possible thanks to the support of COMITES of San Francisco and the Italian Consulate of San Francisco, with funding from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
I'd like to thank: the Hershowitz family, Elisabetta Ghisini, Whit Missildine, Mia Warren.