After the disaster of WW2, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne - a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon St, these irrepressible restaurateurs, enterpeneurs and sometimes mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city. Now in Lygon St, documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre. Combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street's most prominent figures, Swan and Pricolo bring to life the people, places, and of course, pastas that have made up one of Melbourne's most remarkable communities.
Lygon St: Si Parla Italiano
The stories behind the legends of Lygon Street
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