Beginning at the deconsecrated church of Sant'Anna, Polly Coles goes in search of the many anonymous female artisans who for centuries serviced the Venetian textile industry.
Writer Polly Coles reads Women's Work, the last of her essays in search of what makes a true Venetian. Beginning each essay with an object or a place, she traces a cultural and historical thread through to living individuals who are contributing to a rich and diverse contemporary Venetian culture. She argues the true Venetian does not have to be born in the city or a permanent resident to be part of a viable, creative future for this beleaguered community.
Polly begins at the deconsecrated church of Sant'Anna - once a convent - in search of the armies of anonymous female artisans who for centuries serviced the Venetian textile industry.
Written and performed by Polly Coles
Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.
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