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 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.
The story is told through screenshots from family videos and from news broadcasts related to kidnapping cases. It also includes my own photographs from the research process in Barbagia, as well as photographs inspired by the memories and stories of the kidnapped. Finally, there is a written account of my investigation, including my struggle to break through the wall of silence caused by the ever-present law of omertà.