ARESTES E S’URTZU PRETISTU – Ancient rite of the village of Sorgono – Sardinia, Italy
Life, death and rebirth – Parade
With the Cultural Association Mandra Olisai
Suddenly in the medina streets you will see this parade that is half bestial and half ghostly apparition. These creatures are wearing the masks of our ancient beliefs … Incantations and masked dances from a village in Sardinia immediately take us back to the origins of our pastoral soul.
Some Mediterranean islands passionately defend their identity like a temple in which secular traditions, sometimes thousands of years old, are reinvented. High in the Sardinian mountains, a carnival with incredibly ancient roots has developed over the centuries.