The speed of light is a project by Argentine director Marco Canale, created in collaboration with the inhabitants of the Sierre and Val d’Anniviers region. The artist carried out several long-term residencies in Sierre in order to discover the particularities of this territory and to spend time with the participants, from different generations. Together, they talked about their origins and local traditions, their ties to the land and to animals, their memories and their daily lives.
From these encounters, Marco Canale wrote a story halfway between documentary and fiction, whose characters are embodied by the participants. Against the backdrop of the impressive landscapes of the Val d’Anniviers, The speed of light evokes the living conditions of the past and contemporary realities, while opening up a reflection on the possible future of the region.
To discover in Val d’Anniviers 13/14/20/21 August 2021.