On 26 November 1976, Massimo Bacigalupo is in Catania with his 16mm camera and films the streets of the city of Etna, the people standing and walking around. The movement and suspensions of everyday life, apparently boring and not particularly attractive, stimulate the filmmaker's gaze. Bacigalupo recalls of those film diaries then edited years later into a film to which he would give the title "Frammento catanese": "In 1979 I had a teaching assignment in English literature at the University of Catania, where I continued to teach until 1982, spending short periods in Catania, commuting from Rapallo. But it was a breath of different air that made me want to watch and film again... The silence of the world in which you make your way. And time." Speaking of that time, some of the people filmed stop to read the pages of the newspapers hanging on the walls of the city: the news of the day reports on the Iran USA crisis and a homily by the pope on the truth of faith. Both in Tehran and Rome, and perhaps even in Washington, the truth of faith is an important issue. In Catania, on the other hand, things are different, the theocracy seems far away and there are those who hope 'that the era of the white boar will soon return'.