The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. Spring 2012
Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
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"Born A Survivor:  Vicky Gardella"

films by Michele Fisher

A woman of many languages and international memories of childhood and the man she would marry.

 “I saw him there, and he saw me there, and he instantly said 'that's the girl I'm going to marry.' I didn't know it of course. I didn't think much of him."

Vicky Gardella


  • "Born A Survivor: Part 1" (3:37)

  • "Born A Survivor: Part 2" (1:28)

  • How Many Languages Does Vicky Gardella Know? (1:08)

  • "Thirty-Three Candles" (3:25)