Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein
Feature Documentary, 65min, USA 2023
Production: Waystone Films
Editors: Stefan Fauland & Edoardo Morabito
Devoti Tutti examines the cost of martyrdom with a modern feminist lens, through the eyes of an animated Saint Agatha and the lives of women raised in the Italian city of Catania.
Each year, nearly a million people gather in Catania for the world’s third-largest Catholic celebration to pay homage to Saint Agatha. Director Bernadette Wegenstein weaves together the rituals and celebration surrounding Agatha with the actuality of violence that has faced women for centuries and the impact of domestic violence on Catanese women and their families.
Premiere at the Biografilm Festival 2023, Bologna, Italy.