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Published on Feb 3, 2016
“Caven Point” is a true story of the Italian Prisoners of World War II, who were held at Caven Point, 1942-1945 Army Camp in Jersey City, NJ; a top secret camp, where over 2000 Italian POW’S were treated kindly and allowed to be signed out by families to spend weekends at the local citizens homes, work in churches and fall in love with the girls who worked as interpreters at the camp. The US Army called Caven Point the most benign POW camp of all World War II. Original music was composed by A. Louis Scarmolin, an Italian Born, NJ based composer. The Film incorporates interviews with actual participants in this experience as well as dance performances interwoven with a documentary narrative with WWII era photographs of Jersey City and film clips from the National Archives. The Kennedy Dancers Inc. film , “Caven Point” is a dance documentary with story and choreography by Diane Dragone, (Artistic and Executive Director). Performances are by the Kennedy Dancers professional company as well as some of the Junior Company’s dancers.