Once in Orgosolo

/ Short Documentary

/ 2016

Published on NOWNESS

The film is set deep in the hills of Sardinia, in a small shepherding town famous for its murals. Deeply traditional, the town’s residents still speak their own form of Sardinian. Young men gallop up and down the cobbled streets on horseback, and women dress in black.

This short documentary explores how residents use story and memory to make sense of their lives. Some refer to political ideology as a tool of explanation, and others to local memories and lore. Story and memory are also embodied in a more tangible way in the production of a dripping ricotta, around which the film hangs.