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Speeding the Plough in Stilfs © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
22 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

In Upper Vinschgau in South Tyrol a highly charged Carnival parade takes place with the specific purpose of “speeding the plough”.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 4 SPEEDING THE PLOUGH. An old plough is the protagonist of the ancient masquerade in a number of European settings, where some explicit reference to ancient agrarian rituals is brought into play.

Films included in DVD 4: A Rite on the Run: the Blùmari of Benecija (10 minutes), One day in Lancova Vas (9 minutes), One day in Chelnik (13:30 minutes), A good day in Sharnford. God Speed the Plough! (14 minutes), Speeding the Plough in Stilfs (21:30 minutes), The Sacred Thresh (18 minutes).

Region South-East Europe

Country Italy

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore