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DOCUMENTARY | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-G
A behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the Sartiglia, a yearly jousting and equestrian festival in Oristano on the island of Sardinia.
A master seamstress sews the festival cockades by hand.
A craftsman designs metal stars that the equestrians will attempt to spear.
The President of the Farmers' Guild curates the festival and appoints a leader for the parade on Sunday.
The President of the Carpenters' Guild curates the festival and appoints a leader of the parade on Tuesday.
The coordinator of music for the parade prepares his group for the Sartiglia.
Stirring trumpet fanfares underscore key moments in the festival.
Veterinarians ensure the horses in the procession are in good health.
The family of the Componidori apply the finishing touches to his costume.
The Priorissa helps prepare the women for the procession.
The Componidori speaks on his bond with his companions and the tasks he manages as he prepares for the Sartiglia.
The Componidori of the Carpenters' Guild gets ready for the honorary spearing of the star.
We follow Luigi Cozzoli, president of the Sartiglia Institute, who discusses his role and involvement with the ancient festival.