Feature-length, documentary essay by Frank Sanna
currently in post-production.
Questing with a camera, and interacting with his son and father, a filmmaker of Sardinian origin explores the poetics of connection and belonging.
Myth or poetics is any creative gesture of tying things together. Especially when it comes to connecting what is similar between dissimilar things. Like how a river and the wind might be considered similar because they both flow, or both carry things. As a modern and rational society, I think we are forgetting this… that the world is “made up” or built up from metaphoric connection.
Tolerating ambiguity and mystery, just as Sardinian Poets do in their improvised chanted debates, is what “poetics” are all about. It’s what, in the first place, makes us human.
The way we connect to the world has changed.
This film is about resonating with the value of poetics and getting back in touch with its reality.