INSTITUTE: Centro Sperimentale di CInematografia – Sicily
SYNOPSIS: Borgo Vecchio, Palermo: we are in the small theater-laboratory of the Mancuso family, in the great universe of the Opera dei Pupi of the Sicilian tradition. Carmelo, son of a master puppeteer, lives in this place full of imagination. Trying to imitate the adult tone of his father’s voice, he gives life to the puppets with arcane dexterity. His eyes shine in that fairy-tale world, where pieces of raw wood take shape to tell the chivalrous stories of love and war. This is how a young man, just at the beginning of a great acquaintance, makes his way to his future.
PROFILE: Miriam Cossu Sparagano Ferraye, born in Palermo on May 08.1990, is graduated in Bologna in Anthropology, Religions and Eastern Civilizations. During the university, she attends street photography courses at ‘Irfoss – Institute for Research and Education in the Social Sciences’. In 2017, she studies at the ‘Ethnographic Film School’ in Monselice and participates as ‘Vamers’ in the ‘Multisensory Video Alphabetization’ workshops created by the director Rodolfo Bisatti. In 2018, she returns to Palermo to further her cinema studies by enrolling in the documentary course at the Experimental Center of Cinematography – CSC – National School of Cinema.