Written in the wind: Francesca Phillips & el Silbo of La Gomera

  • Alessandra Maria Carfì


A few months ago, I had two great chances on a single day: I found out and learnt about Silbo, a whistled languagce spoken in a Canary Island, and met Francesca Phillips, film maker and photographer, who's recently written and directed a documentary about it. This article will try to recreate that day - on a small scale and unfortunately silently. In the following pages you will find a report of the event, as well as an interview with the director.