Tonia begins in Sicily and portrays life in the village in the turbulent years of Post-World War II. The village that had seemingly remained dormant for centuries, was suddenly restless and on the move. Many had left, mainly for the cane fields of North Queensland, among them Tonia’s husband, Enzo.
Tonia recreates life in the village at the time and explores the raw emotions and soul searching associated with families being torn apart in the euphoria of new possibilities and new adventures.
It is a story of struggle, of pain and joy, of hope, of human perseverance, but above all, it is a love story.