LIer subject of documentary featured at LI film festival
Joe Sciacca's story, now encapsulated in a documentary titled "Ordinary Joe", made its Long Island silver screen debut Friday at the Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore. Hofstra professor and 14-time Emmy award winner Carlo Gennarelli produced, edited and directed the film, which chronicles one of the trips Sciacca has taken to Vietnam.
Cathy Sciacca, Joe Sciacca and Carlo Gennarelli stand outside of the Long Island International Film Expo at the Bellmore Movies. Gennarelli produced, edited and directed the film "Ordinary Joe", which chronicles one of the trips Sciacca has taken to Vietnam. (July 13, 2012)
Joe Sciacca visits a young boy in Hue, Vietnam, in 2009. The boy's many handicaps are reputedly a result of his parents' exposure to "Agent Orange."
Cathy Sciacca takes handicapped children on a day trip in Saigon in 2001.
"Ordinary Joe" cinematographer Bill Day stands among a crowd of Vietnamese. Day filmed the Vietnam scenes during a trip in 2010.
Joe Sciacca explores the Vietnamese countryside in 1968.
Joe and Cathy Sciacca enjoy some free time in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Joe Sciacca sits on sandbags outside of his "hooch" in Nha Trang, Vietnam, in 1968.