DANISINNI AND THE TREASURE
Due to its incredible location, Danisinni is one of the few districts in Palermo that remained culturally and geographically isolated from the urban expansion of the city, preserving it’s identity and uniqueness. The area is a basin for stories and legends such as the story of Emir Abu Sa’id, governor of Palermo in 916, who’s treasure is said to be hidden under the ground, where the Emir once built his palace on top of the source of river Papireto. This founding myth used to be passed down orally and it’s no longer part of the collective memory of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
The workshop aims to actively involve a group of local children in the search for the memory of their community and in the rediscovery of their cultural roots through a relationship of exchange between their imagination and the memory preserved by the elders.
The final goal is to make a documentary in which the inhabitants represent themselves in the legend they recall.
Stefano La Rosa, Sebastiano Caceffo, Danny Biancardi, Virginia Nardelli
Stefano La Rosa, Associazione Insieme per Danisinni
Danny Biancardi, Virginia Nardelli
Quartiere dei Danisinni, Palermo, Sicilia