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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Meet the Filmmaker-

Maria Pusateri will show her film “Vito After.”

 

“Vito After”  is a 48-minute film about Vito Friscia, a NYPD homicide detective.  He is one of 40,000 workers and volunteers who participated in the 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts now facing medical problems. This deeply relevant film is an intimate portrait of a selfless cop and devoted husband and father — a man whose life was forever changed by just doing his job. The film follows Vito for two years, interweaving interviews, recollections and vérité scenes as he mourns, tries to cope, deals with denial and struggles with health problems. It explores the emotional, physical and spiritual price of heroism.  The film won Best Documentary at the Long Island International Film Expo and was selected for the Global Peace and Vermont International Film Festivals.

Speaker Maria Pusateri
Maria Pusateri is an award-winning director/producer; Vito Friscia is her brother-in-law. Witnessing Vito’s trauma and health issues impelled her to tell his story and make others aware of the problems faced by 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Pusateri was a field producer for Metro Channel’s Unblinking Eye, creating 40 cultural ...

Maria Pusateri is an award-winning director/producer; Vito Friscia is her brother-in-law. Witnessing Vito’s trauma and health issues impelled her to tell his story and make others aware of the problems faced by 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Pusateri was a field producer for Metro Channel’s Unblinking Eye, creating 40 cultural arts shows covering literary, music and film events in New York City. Her work netted four Communicator Awards, two OMNI Awards and an Emmy® nomination. She also did a short piece after 9/11, in which she interviewed people at the center of memorial activity at Union Square soon after the attacks. Pusateri is a board member of CineWomen NY and director of programming for the organization''s screening series.  She is also a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT).

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Organizer Katie Jensen

When?

Thu, Sept. 21, 2006
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

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Where?

NY NATAS
1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018