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Laura KisanaBy Laura Kisana
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Laura KisanaBy Laura Kisana
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About

A volcano is neither an object of wonder nor of curiosity. It is an object of fear: the fear that points to and defines what you must resist and struggle against. Those who have chosen to live near volcanoes know what its all about. Who are these people who build their houses on the very spot where lava flows? What secret do they know that allows them to reconcile the forces of destruction and creation? The old men of the villages below Etna say they don't remember. They'd rather focus on better days. They are optimists. They are superstitious. They don't speak for fear of the very thing that they wish to forget. On the other hand, the women are not afraid to talk. They intuitively know how to turn events into stories; and in the telling there is safety and a sense of control that they hardly experience in life. 

There is an old story of how on the night of a great eruption, town after town was emptied out and people abandoned their homes. The women folk gathered and went into the church and took the statue of their patron, Saint Anthony, and with him at the head of the pack they flowed in a procession towards the lava. They sang, prayed and called upon the saint to come to their aide. And by their faith they stood their ground. And the lava stopped right in front of them. A miracle! To this day stands a little chapel on that very spot where the lava stopped as proof of their devotion and that nature can respond and be called to task by people armed with faith and a good saint on their side.

This documentary is going to delve into the spirit and nature of this relentless relationship between man and mountain. Our experience with world wide traveling, videography and tenacity along with Alex Caldiero as our tour guide, interpreter and Sicilian born Sonosopher, is what's going to make capturing and telling the true story of "Living with Etna" come to life in your very home.  

Risks and challenges

Risks of this project involve us being within very close distance of the volcanic demons that have no regard for human life, and could easily lap us up with their blazing tongues and drag us down into their infernal belly. Luckily we are extremely fit and and have years of climbing and exploring under our belts. Logistically speaking, we have plenty of connections through Alex and his Sicilian heritage. The only other challenges involve the post production aspects of this project which in the end means we have to sit still at a computer editing for countless hours. We are constantly doing this regardless, for our own exciting adventures in rock climbing and its just a matter of commitment which is something that we are not short on.

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    •Mt. Etna logo T-shirt designed by us.
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    •DVD of "Living with Etna".
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    •Limited Edition Giclee Art piece by Alex Caldiero.
    •DVD of "The Sonosopher" Starring Alex Caldiero. •DVD of "Living with Etna".
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    •Mt. Etna logo T-shirt designed by us.
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    •Front row seat at the Film Premiere of "Living with Etna" in Utah(Just get yourself here)
    •Sonosuono(A memoir of Sicilian-American experience) a signed copy by Alex Caldiero
    •Phone Call from Alex Caldiero.
    •Handmade Mt. Etna Rock necklace.
    •Limited Edition Giclee Art piece by Alex Caldiero.
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