Culture from the islands
Tiny and personal list of documentaries, movies, litterature about the islands
A documentary directed by Giancarmine Arena whose own description follows:
The nature of the island of Stromboli induces meditation and the search for oneself. Whoever who arrive in this remote and shaky corner of the world choose to live in a different world, far from everything, at the end of the world, where only dissidents, the anarchists, the monks, the madmen and the dreamers can stay.
Giacomo Sferlazzo is a multifaceted artist from Lampedusa.
Songwriter, storyteller, Opera dei Pupi and Cuntu performer, player of many an instrument… but most of all a true force of nature.
In this video he performs a peculiar sicilian-flamenco entitled Alaccia (a very humble fish similar to a sardine), whose lyrics couldn’t be more suggestive…
Cu la to carni fatta Lipadusa.
U Pantaloni bonu e nna cammisa,
E prima di curcarisi na lavata e faccia.
U inchemu chinu ca ci vonnu pusa,
Comu si po campari dimmellu tu.