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Blood Orange Sky

Jem Cohen

USA, 1999
26 minutes, 19 seconds, Colour, Sound
Available formats: SD Digital file

A portrait of Catania, Sicily. Includes the ocean at 5 a.m., the fish market, the distributor of pornographic films, the woodworker, the elephant statue, housing projects, and a young girl in an orange sweater.
Catania is a large and remarkable city without many tourists or tourist attractions. Its people live in the shadow of Mt. Aetna, an active volcano.
Original soundtrack music was composed for the project by Mark Linkous of the band Sparklehorse. The project also contains music made by local Catania musicians.
The film/video was made at the invitation of a Sicilian arts group, Officine.