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WVIA to rebroadcast award-winning documentary, ‘Ubaldo’

WVIA will air a special rebroadcast of the award-winning original documentary film “Ubaldo” at noon and 9 p.m. May 23 and 2 p.m. May 24 on VIA TV.

“In light of the announcement of the cancellation of this year’s Saint Ubaldo Festival in Jessup, Pa., WVIA hopes this helps the people of Northeast Pennsylvania celebrate the annual tradition safely in their homes as they anticipate the events return in 2021,” said Chris Norton, senior vice president of VIA Public Media.

Premiering in 2009, “Ubaldo” is a one-hour documentary film about a cultural festival steeped in 800 years of tradition and Italian folklore. Known as “La Festa Dei Ceri” this event can only be found in two places in the world, Gubbio, Italy, and Jessup.

“Ubaldo” and all other VIA original documentary films can also currently be watched anytime on-demand at wvia.org and on the PBS and VIA Apps for free as part of VIA Public Media’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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