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50 min, color and black and white, super 8 and digital video, 2010
Sospira is a 50 minute experimental documentary which focuses on nine courageous international women who were traveling seeking themselves and found love along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Taking a leap of faith, leaving their city lives, families, careers, friends, and goals, each of these women believed in love, and in themselves, enough to reinvent their lives.
Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves.
Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.
Made with generous support from The Wexner Center for the Arts