Η ΧΗΡΑ ΤΣΑΙ Ο ΚΑΤΡΕΓΑΡΗ
The Widow and the Brigand
2021, short film in the Grecanic language, Staiti (RC)
“Η χηρα τσαι ο κατρεγαρη” is an audiovisual project on the ancient Greek fairy tale “The Widow and the Brigand”. Made by Salvatore Crucitti and Gloria Zeppilli, in the municipality of Staiti (RC). The traditional fairy tale, which encompasses the values of an ancient culture, is related to contemporary forms of narration. The adaptation combines with the text of the play "Perfect Human Being" by Jørgen Leth. Through dialogue with a new form of fairy tale, an attempt is made to make the Grecanic language accessible. The operation transformed citizens into actors for a few days, making them actively participate in the realization of the project. The motivations are based on the rediscovery of a repressed linguistic minority for the achievement of a common and standardizing language.
“A man can be the enemy of other men, of other moments of other men, but not of a country: not of fireflies, of words, of gardens, of streams, of sunsets”.Jorge Luis Borges, Fictions, 1944