Nana Stories

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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Intercollegiate Media Studies

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© 2007 Francesca Moore


The film consists of images from home movies of Nana, her daughter (Francesca's mother), and Francesca, and their extended family at gatherings, visits, and vacations, and of Nana in her last years. Nana emigrated from Italy, as did other relatives. The home movies are in black and white or color. Images from photographs in black and white or color, and images of birth, marriage, and death certificates are included. Francesca and her mother speculate on Nana's life based on the contradictory information they have from these documents and from family members. The film ends with the words "In memoriam October 14, 1925 – March 20, 2007" and it is Francesca's wish that Nana found happiness in her life.

The film begins with the quote: "There are three sides to every story. Your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently." Robert Evans.


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