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"Our Godfather" Probes One Family's Mafia Secret

"Our Godfather" poster
"Our Godfather"
"Our Godfather" poster

There’s a compelling new mobster movie now streaming on Netflix – but it’s probably not what you’re picturing. The documentary “Our Godfather” focuses on what happened after one of Cosa Nostra’s top figures left the organization, told his secrets, and embarked on an underground life as a family man in the U.S. 

As co-director and producer Andrew Meier demonstrates, life under the constant threat of mafia retribution took its toll on Tommaso Buscetta’s family, and does to this day.

“Our Godfather” has been racking up accolades on the festival circuit.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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