Irish writer Séan O Faoláin comments about life in Naples, and rural Italy.
- Title The Italians: A Personal View by Seán Ó Faoláin
- 1st Broadcast 22/11/1972
- ContributorSéan O Faoláin (Narrator)
- Clip Duration 00:06:13
- Material Type Video
- Series title Neighbours
- Clip title "There Are Too Many Italians In Italy"
- Extended description
O'Faoláin describes Naples as a place off the beaten track, often unseen by the tourists of Venice and Rome.
In this clip O'Faoláin describes the agrarian nature of life in Naples. The traditional attitude to women here places an expectation on them to produce sons to work the land. O'Faoláin makes analogies between the Neapolitan agrarian lifestyle and that in Ireland 150 years previously. The traditions perpetuate themselves within the community at a local level. The way of life presented here is a side of Italy often ignored or overlooked by the travelling tourist.
'Neighbours' was a six part series in which a selection of Irish writers presented their individual views of European countries.
The writers and the countries were, Sean Ó Faoláin on Italy and England, Jack White on Norway, John Montague on France, Francis Stuart on Germany, and Patrick Gallagher on Belgium.
Neighbours was first broadcast in 1972 and was later remastered and broadcast again in 2005.
- Local keywords Italy, Naples, Poverty, Mafia, Gradini Pallonetto S.Lucia, Sean O Faolain, Séan O Faoláin, Agriculture, Communist Party, Being European, European, Nationality, Citizenship, Europe
- Geographical coverage Italy
- Genre Factual
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1972
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P463/00072
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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