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Background

In celebration of the rich 100-year history and legacy of Italian-Americans in Hershey, Pennsylvania, filmmaker Michael Accorsi produced a short tribute piece to commemorate this historic milestone.   

Combing through miles of family films, Hershey, Gioia e Solideritá (Joy and Togetherness) captures moments of happiness, struggle, and great achievement of this Italian community.  The result is a story of inspiration and resilience that contributed to the history of Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Running Time approx. 20 mins. 

The film will be available to stream online by clicking the Watch link above.  The cost to stream the film is $1.99 (for a 48-hour rental).  

About the Filmmaker

Filmmaker Michael Accorsi produces cinematic films as owner of Accorsi Studios.  Michael's great grandparents: Joseph Nardi and Gusipena Nardi (Fastelli) and Robert Accorsi and Marie Accorsi (Pini)

emigrated to the United States in 1914 and settled in Hershey along with many Italians to build a new life. 

News

Exhibit in The Hershey Story

New Film Details Italian-American Community in Hershey