The relationship between the Societa` Dante Alighieri and the Italian Film Festival goes back to the origins of our non for profit organizations in Miami. During the years the SDA, and its Director Claudio Pastor, have been instrumental in the success of the many initiatives we have partnered on. Working together on film screenings, art exhibits, concerts, lectures and an infinity of other project dedicated to the promotion of Italian culture and language in South Florida has shown to me the indispensable role played by the SDA and, moreover, the professionalism, dedication and selflessness of Claudio Pastor.
I’m proud to count him among my friends and colleagues in the challenging environment in which all non for profit cultural organizations find themselves today.
I will continue to recommend the Societa` Dante Alighieri to all of those whom, tired of reading the subtitles during the Italian Film Festival, have a wish to understand and speak the Italian language while experimenting the many other aspect of Italian culture offered by the Societa and its Director Claudio Pastor.
Claudio Di Persia
President and Artistic Director, Italian Film Festival
As the president of the Brazil-USA Cultural Center I have worked together with Claudio Pastor and the Società Dante Alighieri in many projects that contributed to make Miami a truly global city.
As a student at SDA I enjoyed immensely the opportunity of learning the beautiful Italian language and the rich culture of Italy.
Thank you for bringing "il mondo in italiano" to Miami!
President of the Brazil-USA Cultural Center of Florida - CCBU
Come proprietario del Caffe' Abrracci, ritengo che la Dante rappresenti uno instrumento fortemente attivo e di fondametale importanza nell'ottica della promozione della cultura italiana a Miami. Il mio rapporto con Claudio Pastor ha fatto si che potessero stabilire le basi per promuovere nel miglior modo possibile 'I'italianita" a Miami.
Nino Pernetti - Owner of Caffe' Abracci
We are fortunate to have the Societa’ Dante Alighieri in our Coral Gables community. It gives us a window into the very rich Italian language and exposure to the Italian cultural heritage which in large part has formed our culture. The Societa’ Dante Alighieri is a wonderful cultural facility in our community.
Mayor of the City of Coral Gables from 1993 to 2001