In the last two days Padania* has been in pain: running eyes, headaches, migraines… Wind and Padanians: the incompatibility of DNA. It made me think of this pluri-awarded animation short by Robert Löbel.* A harmless term to indicate the territory in the Northen Italy that mainly consists of the valley formed by River Po, “Padus” in Latin. The valley is windless 363 days out of 365.
kuo kvepia šis vėjas vėju
kvepia šis vėjas
/ Donaldas Kajokas
what’s the smell of this wind wind
is the smell of this wind
/ my free translation from the Lithuanian
Storyline in brief. WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions. The wind creates a natural system for living.
Words by Jurga