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A stork story

This work has been produced within the context of of LUCIA’s YASS! You Are So Sound Mentorship program.
Jasmina Al–Qaisi has worked with artist and audio maker Alessandra Eramo

In search of a main character for a sci-fi story and striving to change the world, Jasmina Al Quasi examines the behavior of storks.

Through empirical knowledge and personal experiences, myths and private deliria, she knits together a story of storks which transpasses taxonomies and becomes a curious evolutionary journey of birds and births.

Like a science fiction in the making, this story speculates on the emancipatory possibilities of togetherness, and uses the power of fiction as a fuel for real-life changes.

This work includes the voices and clapping of biology teacher and self-taught phytotherapist Nicolae Ioana, obstetrics and gynaecology nurse Consuelo Ferreira Rey, conservationist and wildlife researcher Dr. Purnima Barman, animal collective behavior and movement ecology researcher Dr. Andrea Flack, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health advocate Adriana Radu, and various storks.

Voices: Nicolae Ioana, Consuelo Ferreira Rey, Dr. Purnima Devi Barman, Dr. Andrea Flack, Adriana Radu
Illustrations: Covrig
Transcripts: Anca Dima
Bird expert: Rudi Guricht

All the LUCIA festival events are free entry.

Masks are strongly recommended.
The festival venue is accessible to people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.