Some of you killed Luisa
(2016 – ongoing)
Some of you killed Luisa is my attempt to make sense of one of the darkest histories of my homeland, the seemingly idyllic island of Sardinia, where between 1960 and 1997, almost 200 people were kidnapped, and some murdered, in acts of vigilante justice. Focusing on the desperation of two mothers – their fates intertwined by the abduction of a child, and the retaliatory murder of another – I draw on archive news footage of two stories that gripped the nation. Combining them with family archives, my own stagings relating to events, fearful memories and a written account of my investigation. I point a finger beyond these directly involved, implicating a wider community bound by omertà, the code of silence.