The SARANGU’S WORLD

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Sarangu’s World is a research project supported by Arts Council Malta to explore further the world of Filfla by focusing on the mysterious creature in the animation – The Sarangu (the sack man).

Set in 1813 Malta, during an outbreak of Bubonic plague, which left a death toll of 4,500 corpses, the grant provided the opportunity to re-create the environment, context and research documentation of the period through traditional methods of Fine Arts and methodology.

World Building is an important aspect of any storytelling and needs to provide a sense of immersive realism to create depth and richness to draw the public into it. The research will lead to the development of a graphic novel around the Sarangu – the sack man.

A story revolving around facts, fiction and myth, ‘The Sarangu’s World’ is an opportunity to explore further the darker side of Maltese folk and fairytale.


MALTESE FOLKTALE


CONCEPT ART


The 1813 Bubonic Plague – snippets


ANNEX: DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

External links related to the subject:

The correspondence of single merchant during the plague of 1813 – Paul Cassar

When breaching quarantine was a matter of life and death

Isolation and quarantine:still valid after two centuries

Taking history as an example

(From time to time I’ll be updating the links with relevant information on the subject)


When breaching quarantine was a matter of life and death


This project is support by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund