IOLANDA MI NANT DE NÒMINI (audio documentary, 31 minutes, written and directed by STUDIOLANDA, co-produced by Radio Papesse)
➤ LINK HERE to subtitled version (sardinian dialect / italian – english)
SYNOPSIS Orlanda Sassu, a Sardinian poet and ecologist (1924-2015), carried on a lifelong practice of audio recording to archive the memory of her country and language that she feared to lose. Her voice transcends time barriers and accompanies us to the pivotal places of her existence: the river, the village, the sea, the hut she built around a centuries-old juniper tree on the sand dunes at Pistis, together with her companion Efisio, himself a poet. Iolanda, thus known to the community, has entrusted the magnetic tapes she used to record on, with the power to make her travel through time, to the future, coming down to us as a living, present voice.
BIOGRAPHY Multidisciplinary duo STUDIOLANDA is based in Sardinia: Giorgia Cadeddu and Vittoria Soddu focus their projects on re-use practices with a specific interest in audiovisual, graphic and textual archives.Coming from design and the visual arts, Giorgia and Vittoria bring different technical skills into play: they imagine narrative forms that exceed the rigidity of recognisable categories, combining apparently distant practices of drawing, translation, self-construction and listening.
BROADCAST/FESTIVALS After the premiere held at Lucia Festival in December 2021, Iolanda mi nant de nòmini was broadcasted on Rai Radio 3 within the programme Zazà – meridione, cultura società in April 2022. It was selected to be included in the International Feature Conference held at BBC Wales in May 2022, at Prix Europa in the documentary competition and at Phonurgia Nova for the section “Archives de la parole”.
Usmaradio – Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la Radiofonia (CRIR) / Interdepartmental Research Centre for Radio Studies, is a workplace of The School of Radio to develop an innovative radio pedagogy. Workshops, work sessions, meetings, presentations of live performance as sections of the project. Produced by UNIRSM | Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino. usmaradio.org / theschoolofradio.org / unirsm.sm