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America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition

America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition

Thursday, October 23rd
155 Dwinelle Hall
5:30pm - 8:45pm

The Bancroft Library proudly invites you to attend the premiere of the documentary, America?s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition. Three years ago Bancroft?s Regional Oral History Office, bringing together ROHO staff, journalists, and filmmakers, embarked on a project to augment the California Wine Industry Oral History Collection with a documentary to mark the 75th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition. Producer Carla De Luca and wine historian Vic Geraci have used ROHO?s scholarly oral histories and Bancroft archival materials, augmented with over 40 original interviews and photographs and film clips from numerous other collections, to provide an historical overview of the legacy of Prohibition and the rebuilding of a new American Wine Culture.

This documentary offers an unprecedented and balanced historical perspective on wine-related issues that continue to shape and influence legal, policy, and entrepreneurial decisions, direct shipping of wine to consumers, scientific research on wine and health, and competitiveness in today?s global economy. Just as significant is the cultural insight it provides into the continuing societal debate over the issue of alcohol in America.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Vic Geraci: (510)643-4786 or vgeraci@library.berkeley.edu

Oct 03, 2008 | Categories: Events | Titangos

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