The Leonardo Da Vinci Society
in collaboration with
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
Cordially invite you to a special screening of
Watch the film’s trailer here: www.dearsirsfilm.com
Download the flyer
a documentary film directed by
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 6:30 pm
Post-screening discussion with the director in person
led by Laura Ruberto, Berkeley City College
Reserve your seat now!
S F Italian Athletic Club
1630 Stockton, SF
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
Tickets: General Public: $15
LDVS, SFIAC members and veterans: $10
“Dear Sirs” is a 2021, 93 min. film documentary directed by Mark Pedri .
Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio’s horrifying experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to bike across Europe with his wife, the film’s producer Carrie McCarthy, following the original POW transportation routes, in an effort to better understand his grandfather and tell his story.
The film tells the story of Silvio Pedri’s experience as an Italian American immigrant in the mining community of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and his journey as an American Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII.
Post-screening discussion with the director led by Laura Ruberto, Berkeley City College.