Processione, a Sicilian Easter
- produced by Susan C. Lloyd.
- digital; optical.
- video file; DVD video; all regions.
- Physical description
- 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Lloyd, Susan Caperna film producer, film director.
- The annual "Procession of the Mysteries" in Trapani, Sicily, is a 400-year-old ritual procession that begins on Good Friday and continues for 24 hours. In the procession, townsmen carry one-ton statues depicting the Stations of the Cross through old Trapani. The last statue in the procession is that of the Madonna, who "searches" for her lost son, Christ, until she "returns" to the village church on Holy Saturday. It explores the psychology of ritual--the reasons why a community has for centuries staged a religious celebration as a public theater of grief and communally shared mourning.
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- Sicilian Easter
- Originally produced in the United States as a motion picture and released in 1989.
- Full screen 1.33:1.
- Use copy of media materials now unusable in original format. Media conversion undertaken based on Fair Use analysis. Copy created November 2014.
- Production Credits
- Consultants, Barbara Corcado Pope, Thomas Steel, S.J. ; camera, Wah Ho Chan.
- Gian Carlo Decimo, The people of Trapani.
- Disc characteristics: DVD-R.
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