Cinema and Psychology: Care of the memory of the territory and elderly people through cinema

Cinema and Psychology: Care of the memory of the territory and elderly people through cinema


Text by: Gabriele Licchelli


Category: Civic Engagement


Casa&Putea is a meeting place between cinema and psychology, old and young people, old stories and new way to tell them. Casa&Putea takes inspiration from the most common and shared way of life in Salento: The house - a place where people take care of themselves and their family - and the artisan shop - a place where people grow their craft and art. The aim of this association is to offer a complete program of activities intended to ensure the psychological and social wellness of people, in particular the elders' one, and at the same time to preserve and share stories, tales and memories which shape the cultural heritage of our territory. How do they do it? Through cinema and psychology, they are able to provide the creation of an audiovisual archive. Casa&Putea offers young people the opportunity to approach the art of cinema through filmmaking labs, screenings, meetings and other cultural activities.