For five years the radio producer Jonathan Zenti has been making recordings with elderly Italians that explore old cultural rites in his country that are in danger of disappearing.
Imelda, who appears in this short documentary, was one of the voices Zenti happened to capture for this ongoing project. The prayer she says to San Antonio would traditionally be used to rediscover very important lost items – wedding rings, documents, jewels etc – but at the time the only thing Zenti was keen to recover was his lost t-shirt.
‘I Am Analog’ won the Create GanBéarla Award at the 2015 HearSay International Audio Festival
Jonathan Zenti is a radio producer from Verona in Italy. In his spare time he teaches radio, focusing on projects which encourage social change. In 2015 he started ‘MIRP‘, the meeting of independent radio producers, with a group of like-minded producers from Europe and America. His programmes have been in the official Prix Europa selection a number of times.