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Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

Country: United Kingdom,
Duration: 12 mins
Sound: Silent
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: Film / HD Video / 16mm / DCP / HD Digital file
Original Format: 16mm film


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.

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