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Dall’ Italia All’ Australia by the River featuring Zumpa


In 1924, film director Angelo Drovetti embarked on an epic 8,000-nautical-mile voyage. The resulting film is regarded by many as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage. Live the journey with live Italian folk music from Zumpa.

20 May 2022 - 21 May 2022

Presented by:

Good Tunes and Anywhere Festival

In 1924, the Italian film director Angelo Drovetti travelled from Genoa to Australia on a seven-week epic voyage with a movie camera in his hand. Dall’Italia All’Australia (From Italy to Australia) is regarded as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage. This 60-minute black and white silent film showcases the panoramic views witnessed by Italian, Balkan, Greek, Arabic and Jewish migrants as they stood on the deck of the Regina d’Italia during their journey.

The result is an intriguing look at long journey to Australia, laden with the old-school charm of black-and-white imagery, and panoramic views of the journey that housed people belonging to different countries, cultures and backgrounds.

Melbourne journalist Tony de Bolfo discovered the film in the archives of the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in Milan during research into his own family’s migration to Australia. Now, on the 98th anniversary of the Regina d’Italia’s maiden voyage to Australia, Dall’ Italia All’Australia will be screened at the Queensland Maritime Museum by the side of the Brisbane River – the last Australian port of call for the ship.

A number of the passengers disembarked in Brisbane. The full list can be found at: https://zumpafolk.com/dall-italia-all-australia-film-and-live-music-by-zumpa

Accompanying the film will be a live Italian folk band Zumpa who will transport you to forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. They provide the sounds and energy of folk, gypsy and Italian world music woven together to provide a truly spaghetti and meatballs experience.

This will be the first time the film will be presented with music by Zumpa.

Doors open at 6.30pm with food and drink available and warm-up entertainment. The Film accompanied by Zumpa will start at 8pm.

DALL ITALIA ALL‘ has just two performances with the other date on Saturday 21 May @ 8pm (BOOK HERE)



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  • Genre

    Family Events, Music, Musical Theatre



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    By the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum

  • Date & Time

    May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm


    80 min(s)

  • Premiere

    Australian Premiere


    Relaxed performances, Wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair accessible toilet


    No warnings



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DALL' ITALIA Friday 20 May @ 8pm STANDARD
By the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum
$ 35.00
28 available
DALL' ITALIA Friday 20 May @ 8pm CHILD UNDER 18
By the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum
$ 20.00
28 available
By the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum
$ 28.00
28 available

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