An ethnographic and ethnobotanical field study was conducted in August 2012 among the few last (Albanian) inhabitants living in the upper Reka Valley, Western Macedonia.
The study could show a remarkable resilience of Traditional Knowledge related to plants, as well as a complex hybridization of Albanian and Slav elements of the plant folklore (Pieroni et al., 2013).
This video, entirely shot during the research, aims at integrating the scientific report, by providing a visual synthesis of the investigated field, including landscapes, architectures, faces, gestures and spaces of interaction.
Link to the article by Pieroni et al., 2013 (Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine):
Special thanks are due to:
Besnik Rexhepi, for his precious field assistance and mediation during the entire research.
Elvir Bilalli and his family for their special kindness and their hospitality.
Ludovico Roccatello and Alessandro Di Tizio, research assistants, for their creative contributions.