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A film and musical journey created by Andrea Ramolo.

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Italian-Canadian recording artist and dancer Andrea Ramolo undergoes a pilgrimage to the Salento of southern Italy to explore its rich history, folk music and dance.

Director Giuseppe Marco Albano captures Andrea as she uncovers the cultural phenomenon of the tarantate, the evolution of the pizzica, and the healing rituals of Italy’s southern region and the Salento in particular. The film follows her and Italian world music band Kalàscima behind-the-scenes as they record of a collaborative album together, taking a modern approach to traditional music. Throughout her journey, Andrea learns from the locals and uses the healing traditions of the past to grieve and heal from her loss, given a unique opportunity to learn from her ancestors' traditions and from the charming and colourful characters she encounters along the way.


Immerse yourself in the sounds of The South with a special pre-screening performance of traditional Italian folk music by Alessandra Belloni and Andrea Ramolo, then stick around after the film for a Q&A with Andrea and Alessandra, moderated by cinema programmer David Knipe.

Tickets: $20 (Members from $15)

Presented with support from Villa Charities.

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  • Director(s)

    • Giuseppe Marco Albano

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