THE GIFT OF THE MOON

 Webdoc         Gianni Vukaj                   2019                   75 minutes

Three stories told by Antonio, a child from Palermo who loves knights and their heroic exploits. He collects traditional Sicilian Puppets called Pupi and knows the “Orlando Furioso” by heart (Ludovico Ariosto’s 16th century chivalric poem). Antonio is a storyteller who introduces the life of three Italian families wounded by the Mafia.
In his tales, Mafia victims are not only the people who died, but also those who are left behind. Just like in Ariosto’s Orlando, Antonio shows us that fighting the Mafia is remembering our loved ones by looking at the Moon, where precious things are held.

THE GIFT OF THE MOON

   Webdoc

   Gianni Vukaj

   2019

   75 minutes

Three stories told by Antonio, a child from Palermo who loves knights and their heroic exploits. He collects traditional Sicilian Puppets called Pupi and knows the “Orlando Furioso” by heart (Ludovico Ariosto’s 16th century chivalric poem). Antonio is a storyteller who introduces the life of three Italian families wounded by the Mafia.
In his tales, Mafia victims are not only the people who died, but also those who are left behind. Just like in Ariosto’s Orlando, Antonio shows us that fighting the Mafia is remembering our loved ones by looking at the Moon, where precious things are held.