Poetry that crosses images and becomes cinema
- By Sergio Ragone
Born from an idea by Sergio Ragone and Omar Gallo, and created by the award-winning director Giuseppe Marco Albano, in collaboration with photographers Mariano Silletti, Federica Danzi, Raffaele Contini, Pierangelo Laterza and Michele Lategana, with the original music by Robert G. Pellegrino , the texts by Sergio Ragone, the voices of Omar Gallo and Andrea Ramolo (for the international version), the video "Terra lucana" is an artistic homage to Basilicata, to its natural beauty and its humanity.
"We chose to make this video - Albano, Gallo and Ragone jointly declare - to try to give a new story to Basilicata. The choice of the shots of talented photographers, combined with the poetry of the words and the original music composed precisely for this work, has allowed us to overcome the usual and by now consummate narration of Lucanian places through the use of canonical images of Lucanian landscapes and the abuse of drones. For us the true soul of Basilicata, an extraordinarily rich land of beauty, is exactly in the poetry that in the language of art, photography and words, this is not a tourism promotion video but a tribute, through video art, to a territory, its history and the stories of its women and men. Our region has already made itself known to the whole world as a land of cinema and culture, for this reason we think it is more correct to tell it in this way by relaunching its cultural profil at national and international level. The video “Terra lucana” was in fact made both in the Italian and English versions, in order to be able to be conveyed also to a wider and international audience.
The video was produced by the Mediterranean Cinematografica. Watch it below on YouTube...