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 Franciscan ideal 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 were filmed in the morning during the hours of work, in the ‘laboratorio’ sewing, mending, ironing, in the kitchen preparing the midday meal and in the kitchen garden.


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.

[Photo: Pier Paolo Coro]