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Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

Nina Danino

United Kingdom, , 2016
12 minutes, B&W, Silent, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: Film / HD Video / 16mm / DCP / HD Digital file

This film is a photographic portrait in response to the idea of simplicity and poverty which is the guiding principle of the Poor Clares and their ‘hidden’ life. Filmed on location in the enclosed Monasterio di Santa Chiara, San Marino. The nuns spend the morning in the ‘laboratorio’ sewing, mending, ironing, in the garden, tending to the animals, cultivation and in the kitchen preparing the midday meal. Filmed using a Bolex camera which is associated with artisanal, experimental filmmaking. The film is inscribed with the memory and craft of 16mm as a medium which is disappearing.