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Il Duce Canadese 


Directed by Giles Walker

Written by Bruno Ramírez

Genre : Dramatic

Length :  4 episodes of 60 minutes

Language:  English and dubbed in French


During World War II, the RCMP arrested thousands of Italian-Canadians and put them into internment camps. Hundreds of people were detained for years, many without any charges brought against them. This mini series illustrates the fictional Alvaro family’s struggle to survive in this troubled time.

Cast :

Tony Nardi

Marina Orsini

Gianpaulo Venuta

Dino Tavarone,

Joe Pingue

Ron Lea


Awards :

2005 Chicago International Film Festival

Winner of: The Silver Hugo Award

2005 New York Festival

Winner of: Silver World Medal TV Programming and

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Finalist Certificate: Best Achievement

(TV Movies/Mini-Series)

2004 Columbus International Film & Video Festival

Winner of: The Chris Award

2004 FIPA – International program festival


Nominated in the television series and soap operas category

2004 Annual WorldFest - Houston International


Winner of: Platinum Remi Award in the category

TV Series Dramatic

2004 Cologne Conference. Selected for viewing

Banff Television Festival 2004

Selected Out of Competition (Mini-series)

2004 Monte Carlo Television Festival 

Selected for the video collection.

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