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Two Immigrants. One Injustice.

A documentary that unfolds the tragic saga of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.


Jerry Kelleher’s short documentary delves into the tragic and compelling story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrants in 1920s Boston, whose arrest, trial, and unjust execution became emblematic of social and civil unrest during a period marked by xenophobia and anti-government sentiments. The film skillfully uses archival photography and is narrated by Eric Munter, providing a comprehensive and educational exploration of the events surrounding the case.

Kelleher’s storytelling is both poignant and well-structured, effectively conveying the injustice faced by Sacco and Vanzetti, who, despite a lack of evidence connecting them to the crimes of armed robbery and capital murder, became victims of a politically charged trial. The rise of xenophobia in the United States during that time is contextualized within the broader narrative, shedding light on the socio-political climate that fueled their arrest and conviction.

The documentary effectively captures the international support garnered by Sacco and Vanzetti, emphasizing the profound impact of their story on public consciousness. Kelleher’s adept writing and editing bring this historical tale to life, providing viewers with a well-crafted and emotionally resonant portrayal of a significant chapter in American history. The film stands as a testament to the power of storytelling in shedding light on past injustices and fostering awareness.

Two Immigrants. One Injustice Short Documentary


Runtime: 11 min

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