The Mount of Ants

  • Dec 13 - Dec 15, 2022
  • 63 mins
  • Director | Riccardo Palladino

In a corner of the Bolognese by archaic traits, stands a mountain always been considered sacred.  For centuries, every year, every summer, on September 8th, swarms of winged ants travel to the “Mount of Ants” in Italy, where they mate in flight: the impregnated female ones create new colonies while the male ants die in the ground, at the foot of the sanctuary built on the top of this mountain and dedicated to “Our Lady of The Ants”. Tourists, curious and faithful who come to admire the singular event are witnesses of the mystery of life.


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