Grit and Grazia: A Story of Venice, Voga, and a Few Unwavering Women

A documentary project of Living Venice e VIVA


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“[Henry James said of Venice that] ‘there is nothing left to discover or describe, and originality of attitude is utterly impossible.’ […] Nothing can be said here (including this statement) that has not be said before.”

Mary McCarthy, Venice Observed

With your contribution, Living Venice and the Voga alla Veneta documentary will help demonstrate that this is simply not the case; that in fact there is a vital, complex culture whose strength and richness has gone unnoticed for far too long.

Living Venice has already made great headway in making the Voga documentary a reality.  We have done historical research, conducted extensive interviews, and live the voga lifestyle first-hand. We have  assembled a crack team of experts capable of creating a unique, quality work: a talented cinematographer, a capable, efficient producer, a knowledgeable director/writer/editor who inhabits the subject matter, and an astute scholar to make sure the appropriate historical facets complete the picture. The only missing component is you: our valued supporter.

Consider a generous donation today.

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  • Write a check payable to Fractured Atlas on behalf of Living Venice for any amount. Mail it to: Living Venice, 1325 E. Madison Park #3, Chicago, IL  60615.
  • We can also accept qualifying non-cash donations on behalf of Living Venice, that will also be tax-deductible. Please contact us for details.

Please consider contributing as generously as you can, to help us raise the voices of living Venice — a city that is truly more than the sum of its past.

LIVING VENICE is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of LIVING VENICE may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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