Hi there everyone!
I write to you today as I would like to ask you something: I am currently looking into the southern italian phenomenon of Tarantismo (De Martino, Mingozzi, Annabella Rossi and the whole lot). There is plenty of material out there and it's all very good but it has been used and re-used in a million different editions already and unfortunately it wouldn't serve my purpose to use modern/readily available materia. I am after some pictures/videos from 1950s-1970s specifically. Is anyone aware of any source I could get in touch with?
And by the way, if you are not very familiar with the phenomenon, it is definitely something I advise you to look into. It's a super fascinating subject which, one could say, can be compared to many other possession phenomena across the globe (see for example Maya Deren's Divine Horsemen or J. Goody on spirit-possession). Without flattening cultural specific heritage, I still think there is a lot to be drawn from such a comparison.
Anyway, let me know if ou have any good news for me or if you'd like to know a bit more about the phenomenon itself. I'd be more than happy to provide a few advise and or ideas - let alone starting a discussion ;)