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"GINO: A Child of War" Movie Screening & Reception
"GINO: A Child of War" Movie Screening & Reception

Fri, Mar 15


Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston

"GINO: A Child of War" Movie Screening & Reception

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Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston, 1174 Italia Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 4V3, Canada


About the event

Join us for a special screening of the movie “GINO: A Child of War”, a heartwarming story of an orphaned Italian boy in Second World War Italy rescued by Canadian Soldiers.

“GINO: A Child of War" is an awe-inspiring docudrama that sheds light on the boundless hope and resilience of the human spirit amid the chaos of war. The film narrates the incredible story of Gino Farnetti, a five-year-old boy discovered frightened, hungry, and wandering amidst the war-torn ruins of Torrice, Italy, in 1944, by compassionate Canadian soldiers. For the next ten months, Gino found shelter, nourishment, and care among his Canadian guardians. A special bond formed between Gino and "Red" Lloyd Oliver, and this film portrays their remarkable relationship and the untold story that connects them.

“GINO:A Child of War” is a testament to survival and the embodiment of the “Canadian Way”.

View the 2-minute movie trailer:

Doors open at 7pm for a cocktail hour featuring light appetizers and a cash bar (debit/credit is accepted). Move screening at 8pm with complimentary popcorn, followed by a Q&A.


Or call the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston to buy tickets through the office at 613-542-9323.

The “GINO: A Child of War” project was led by Col (ret’d) Tony Battista and produced by film makers Karen Storwick and Robert Curtin of Combined Forces Production Collaborative. Their mission is to bring Canadian War History to life through compelling storytelling.


  • Admission

    Includes entry to a cocktail hour at 7pm with light appetizers and cash bar, the movie screening at 8pm with complimentary popcorn, followed by a Q&A.

    Tax: HST included+$1.25 service fee
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