The interview retraces the memories of mrs. Immacolata Avitabile and her family who guide us on a journey through the most intimate traditions of the people of the “Pagans” that every year since the seventh century after Christ celebrates the feast of Madonna delle Galline, a festival that is lost in its centuries-old traditions very dear to the “paganesi” people that between pagan dances dating back to the cult of the goddess Cybele survived to this day and with the new traditions is repeated every year.

Interiew by: Francesco D’Aniello
Video by: Francesco D’Aniello
Video Editing: Francesco D’Aniello, Marco Peruggi, Pasquale Mazzillo
Document by: Francesco D’Aniello, Marco Peruggi, Pasquale Mazzillo
Subtitle ita/eng by: Francesco D’Aniello, Marco Peruggi
Translation by: Francesco D’Aniello, Marco Peruggi, Pasquale Mazzillo
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 09/05/2022
Immacolata Avitabile

Immacolata Avitabile

Date of birth: 18/02/1940
City: Pagàni, Salerno, Italia
Education: Elementary school
Profession: Housewife
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

00:39 A bit of history
01:36 The taste of tradition
04:33 Nothing changes
05:08 The ancient sound
06:55 Never dies anything that has passed from the heart
08:23 The gifts of yesterdays and today
09:02 Are all welcomes
10:12 The children of Our Lady
11:09 We peek in the kitchen

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Salerno
Città: Pagàni
Altitude: 35 m s.l.m.

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