Discepoli e devoti

The story of one of the most breathtaking traditions related to the ritual of the wheat

Enshrine a tradition
THE STORY

Discepoli e devoti (Disciples and devotees) aims to narrate the facts and the characters involved into the building of the “Carro di Fontanarosa”, a 30 metres high straw obelisc which every August 14 th brings together the entire community along the so called "tirata" (pulling).
The credit for the construction of the Carro belongs to the attention to details and the effort of a whole community that keeps a centenary tradition alive, creating an actual piece of art.

Who and what

Silvio Iovanna, passionate filmmaker, Valeria Barisano and Chiara Postiglione specializing in socio-anthropological reportage after several team experiences, taking part in video production for organizations and associations,we decided to focus on our culture farming origins in order to explore the ways of safeguarding and passing down a tradition.

During summer 2014 we filmed all the steps of the Pulling so we could find out how the knowledge is passed down from a generation to another, in a always less populated area.

We realized 82 hours of filming in a three months time frame.

The film aims to be the story of what is left, after centuries, of one of the most breathtaking traditions related to the ritual of the wheat and of the people involved into it.

Here is your turn, help us to finish the movie.

Support the project
The crowdfunding campaign will help to:
  • Raise funds for the editing
  • Raise funds for the audio/video post production 
  • Raise funds for the graphic design and subtitles
  • Allow to present the film at national and international festivals

How to help the movie?

We are starting now the video editing: watching the shot, image cataloging and first editing tests. Then will follow the definitely editing and we’ll have a one hour documentary out of the 82 hours of filming.

Once the documentary will be completed we need to move on to the next and final phase of post-production : color correction, sound mixing, subtitles and graphic design

We will then need to move to the distribution phase and cover the expenses of participating in national and international film festivals.

Your support will contribute to cover the costs and raise the quality of the finished work, so that a wider audience will have access to it

Support the project
The crowdfunding campaign will help to:
  • Raise funds for the editing
  • Raise funds for the audio/video post production
  • Raise funds for the graphic design and subtitles
  • Allow to present the film at national and international festivals

Save memory

“The tradition, which works by oblivion and memory!” Says Luis Borges, one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century.
Tradition brings up the past but struggles with the memories and forgetfulness because not everything can be remembered. A selection is indeed needed.

It’s from this perspective that I start my work, with the aim to leave a proof of what a ritual of the wheat nowadays is. I have used a light troupe, I have carefully tried not to interfere with the natural development of the events.

I have left the characters free to move in their space and to communicate with their surroundings, the landscape, the sounds and the raw material, the wheat, from which their story begins.

Support the project
The crowdfunding campaign will help to:
  • Raise funds for the editing
  • Raise funds for the audio/video post production
  • Raise funds for the graphic design and subtitles
  • Allow to present the film at national and international festivals

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TRADITION IS NOT THE WORSHIP OF ASHES, BUT THE PRESERVATION OF FIRE

Gustav Mahler

Choose your reward

Here’s how we can say thank you. Choose a reward or contact us for a different donation.

GRAZIE

€5

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Web acknowledgment

TITOLI

€10

+ Grazie

Your name in the credits

DVD

€15

+ Titoli

The movie DVD

T-SHIRT

€30

+ Titoli

Vintage T-shirt

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Contact us using the form on the right, or directly email us: hello@discepoliedevoti.it.

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