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THE ITALIAN BANKER BEHIND THE AMERICAN DREAM!

The incredible true story of Amadeo Peter Giannini, the son of Italian immigrants in San Francisco, the man who revolutionized the world of finance by lending money to low-income workers and migrants during the worst economic crises of all times.

He embraced the idea of ethical finance, fighting against usury and speculation. He died in 1949, at the age of 79, with less than half a million dollars in his personal bank account.

Without Giannini, the world would have never known Bank of America, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marshall Plan as well as many Hollywood masterpieces including Charlie Chaplin’s “The

Kid”, Frank Capra’s “It happened one night” and Walt Disney’s “Snow White".

Through the use of exclusive archive material, interviews and on-site filming, the documentary explores the core values of his life and traces over eighty years of American history: from the

Gold Rush to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, living through the Great Depression and World War II. A much-needed project to inspire the contemporary global view of our future.

  • Year
    2023
  • Runtime
    72 min.
  • Language
    English, Italian
  • Country
    Italy
  • Subtitle Language
    English, Italian
  • Director
    Valentina Signorelli, Cecilia Zoppelletto
  • Screenwriter
    Valentina Signorelli, Cecilia Zoppelletto
  • Producer
    Valentina Signorelli, Cecilia Zoppelletto, Lorenzo Giovenga, Kalaa Mpinga
  • Filmmaker
    Valentina Signorelli, Cecilia Zoppelletto
  • Cast
    Giorgio Cantarini, Cristina Bolla, Ellen Bruno, Hillary Colyer, Ubaldo Crino, Vincent Fausone, Filomena Florese, Maurizio Florese, Alex Giusti, Richard Giusti, Virginia Hammerness Giannini, David Kiehn, Jennifer Matteoli, David Nastari, Warren Sherk, Daniel A. Sumner, Francesca Valente
  • Cinematographer
    Daniele Trani
  • Editor
    Francesco Alino Guerra
  • Composer
    Gualtiero Titta
  • Music
    Gualtiero Titta