Water Focus Film Series: Florence: Days of Destruction, 9/25 @ 7PM

Florence being flooded in 1966. The Water Focus Film Series continues September 25 with a special screening of Florence: Days of Destruction (Per Firence) at 7:00 PM in the Library Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. This showing is free and open to the public.

Florence (1966) was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and narrated  by Richard Burton. Originally intended to raise awareness of the 1966 flood of the Arno River in Florence, the movie successfully raised funds for relief. Today, the documentary demonstrates both the destructive power of water and the power of humans to rebuild and unite after disaster.

The University of Maryland libraries have lent a digital copy of this very rare film. Professor Shannon Kelley, who arranged this screening, will be leading a discussion after the film.

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