Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

2016, 12 minutes, 16mm black and white, silent


A 16mm portrait in response to the idea of simplicity and poverty which is the guiding principle of the Poor Clares and their ‘hidden’ life.


Filmed in the enclosed Monastero di Santa Chiara, San Marino. The nuns spend the morning in the ‘laboratorio’ sewing, mending, ironing, in the kitchen preparing the midday meal and in the garden, tending to the animals and cultivation.


Film Credits
Direction, Photography and Editing Nina Danino
Production Assistant Daniela Barulli
Second Editor Alvaro Gago
Produced by Temporal Films 2016


2016 Premiere: Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA.

[Recce photo: Pier Paolo Coro]