After many logistics complications for editing the movie in sessions between Venice and Jerusalem, we are in the final stages of the production. We now have a brilliant soundtrack by Adam James Levin – Areddy and Ben Efron (see the details and links below)
Tales of a Ritual is documentary that uses the instruments of visual anthropology to explore the importance and meaning of a millenary ritual of flagellation in a small Italian village.
Check out the trailer (no music): https://vimeo.com/30150719
Ruben Salvadori – Director, Photography, Video, Anthropological Research and Analysis
Yuval Shapira – Editor, Anthropological Research and Analysis
Music by the great Pseudogroup
Music Composed, arranged and produced by: Adaam James Levin – Areddy
Recorded, mixed and edited by: Ben Efron
Piano and additional instruments: Adaam James Levin – Areddy
Trumpet and harmonica: Ben Efron
Cello and singing: Avigail Gutfeld
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Check out the trailer of the new documentary film I’m working on.
To be released in 2012.
Presentation of Photojournalism Behind the Scenes, an auto-critical photo essay showing the paradoxes of conflict-image production and considering the role of the photographer in the events.
A short experimental video on one and many.
A bit about me in this interview for U-Skill:
Here are some shots from a multimedia documentary I’m making in collaboration with Yuval Shapira (pre and post production). It’s my first attempt to use video and still images together with an approach typical of Visual Anthropology.
You can find the full photo essay on my website: www.rubensalvadori.com under “Photography” –> “Vattienti”.
Nocera Terinese, a small town in the Calabria region – Southern Italy – is the scenario of a millenary ritual that represents the expression of a people’s identity, which struggles to keep its tradition unaltered through time.
During the Holy Week previous the Easter celebrations, the village goes through an intense spiritual and practical preparation for the big event that takes place in the weekend.
The statue of the Madonna is taken out from its enshrine to be venerated and prepared for the procession in which it will encounter the Vattienti. These figures, who beat their legs with the Cardo and the Rosa (two pieces of cork, one of which has 13 fragments of glass in it), represent the suffering of Jesus at the column, and it’s attached to the Ecce Homo, or the representation of Jesus wearing red while on trial.
Although many have criticized this ritual for being “violent” it is vital to understand the importance it has in affirming the essence of the people who practice it, which feel an extremely strong sense of belonging to the town and a bound to the soul of their culture during this interesting expression of identity.
The celebration for the Love Parade 2011 took place in the hot streets of Tel Aviv. Pride parades for the LGBT community are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Tel Aviv, Israel. 10th June 2011
See the full story on Demotix
For the second week in a raw the Arab neighborhood of Silwan, East Jerusalem, witnessed no riots by the Palestinians against the Israeli anti-riot police. Muslim prayed at noon in the hot day, with no protests since after the violent clashes prior Nakba day.