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Joo Kok Teh Folk-F 101 Professor: Dr. Robert Dobler Graduate Assistant: Marisa Wieneke May 29, 2018 Analysis Paper 1: The Men Who Dance the Giglio This is a short documentary film that talks about the traditional Brooklyn St. Paulinus festival that celebrate annually on the first Sunday after July 4 by the Italian-American community in Williamsburg. Overall, the Giglio festival is very much about passing on traditions, cultures, and rituals from one generation to another. Throughout the video, there were thousands of people participated in this festival to celebrate this phenomenal moment in respect to honor the contribution of St. Paulinus right after his death back to a few centuries ago. The celebration was surrounded by music, foods, and dances, while waiting for the “biggest show” of the festival, which was carrying the gigantic Giglio structure by hundreds of selected men known as the “lifters” and marched towards the street while performing various ritual maneuvers. Despite the fact that it was started by the Italian-American
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  • Fall '16
  • English, Italian cuisine, Tradition, The Celebration, Giglio, Giglio festival

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