A Film by Bernadette Wegenstein
Each year in the Italian city of Catania, on the east coast of Sicily, nearly a million people gather in the world’s third-largest Catholic celebration to pay homage to the city’s patron, Saint Agatha. Devoti Tutti looks at this celebration and the rituals that are involved in the cult of the saint through the eyes of those raised there, who are devoted to her spirit.
Devoti Tutti takes on the 2000-year old myth of Saint Agatha, telling the story of violence she endured in her own voice. It melds documentary with animation against the backdrop of present-day Catania, to weave a tale about finding the strength to set oneself free.
Interview with Atlas Obscura about Saint Agatha, her feast and cake here.