Published on 20 January 2016
Investing in reception according to EU standards instead of deterrence measures only. Europe must move away from a fortress approach to a reception approach designed to address the needs and specific vulnerabilities of people arriving at its borders, in particular their medical and mental health needs. Putting an end to acts of violence and abuse from state authorities. People need safe channels to seek asylum and migrate. #SafePassage
35’/ Produced by Mestiere Cinema/2007
Six teenagers from Kampala, Uganda, talk about education and how it can change their life.
Published on 18 May 2015
Kunduz was previously considered one of the more stable provinces affected by the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Fighting has increased significantly in the northern province, however, since 2014. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides surgical care for trauma patients, including 7-year old Feroz and his father. They were on their way to the market when they were hit by a bomb blast. They travelled more than 62 miles (100 km) to MSF's hospital, the only facility able to treat their injuries in their region.
International School of Turin/ Corporate
Produced by Kine in collaboration with RAI CINEMA/ Will be released at the end of 2016
Developed with the support of MEDIA, MIBAC, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Theatrical: 70’ – TV version 52’
It all started with a caravan and a big top. Under the big top men and animals share their uncertain and laborious destinies. We are talking about the most ancient show: the circus. And circus means Togni, one of the most important and log-lived dynasties in Europe. Through the unique footage of the personal archive of the family (from 8mm and Super8 to VHS and Mini DVD) Circle draws a circular tale, like the arena of the wild beasts and the seasons of life.A fairy tale in reverse that has as protagonists a tamer in a cage and dancer on a horse.
A legendary love story the one between Darix and Fiorenza, able to cause a valorous stock. From the epic of the post war period, with the circus making landfall in Egypt like a newly Noah’s Ark, to the successes of the economical boom, that culminates with the stoke in Milan. From the elegy for the fall of the forefather Darix to the doubts for the succession to the throne, from the tragedy for the the death of the daughter Danila to the second-birth under the lights of Montecarlo guided by Livio and Davio.
Circle, an heroic and exhausting journey through cities and continents, triumphs and falls, that ferries the long procession of travellers from a mythical past to a difficult present, through an uncertain future. A risky route marked by doubts: The Circus, dream or utopia? And its survival, an obligation or recklessness?
62’/ Produced by Fourlab / Distributed by Cinecitta Luce/2009
Twenty-five-year-old Humaira lived through the Taliban regime, but she now puts on lipstick for the camera, in a self confident way. She studied journalism and started her own radio station, Radio Sahar, back in 2003. Humaira will take us into her world that doesn’t just reflect the current representation of Afghanistan but also powerfully conveyshumour, hopes and poetry.
Doc in Tour Emilia Romagna, Theatrical Release (Italy)
Astra Doc Napoli 11 March 2011
Docu.M Merano 2 March 2011
Doc Spot Barbican Centre LondonFebruary 2011
Mediterraneo Film Festival, Carbonia 15 > 19 December 2010
This Human World Film Festival, Vienna 2 > 10 December 2010
Doc/it Professional Award, Reggio Emilia 15 > 17 October 2010
Terra di Tutti Film Festival, Bologna 7 > 10 October 2010
Sun Doc, Copenaghen 19 September 2010
Lemesos Int. Documentary Film Festival, Lemesos 4 > 8 August 2010
Documentary in Europe, Italy 9 July 2010
Hot Doks Market, Toronto 29 Aprile > 9 May 2010
Le Voci Dell’Inchiesta, Pordenone 14 > 18 April 2010
Bolzano Cinema Filmtage, Bolzano 14 > 18 April 2010
One World | Brussels, Brussels 12 > 19 April 2010
One World Int. Human Rights Doc. Film Festival, Prague 10 >18 March 2010
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm 10 > 14 March 2010
Vera Film Festival, Åland – Finland 3 > 6 March 2010
Visioni Italiane – Visioni Doc, Bologna / 24-28 Febbraio 2010
IDFA Int. Doc. Film Festival, Amsterdam 19 > 29 November 2009
World Premier – Official Competition / Nominated in Best Mid-Length Category
52’/ MiramonteFilm in co-production with ARTE /2011
Distributed by Deckert Distribution
Gianfranco Pannone, Valentina Monti, Andreas Pichler, Marzia Mete, Antonio Bellia, Elisa Bolognini
For 30 years now Silvio Berlusconi has been influencing Italian society through his TV stations. For the last 15 years he has dominated the political scene. Despite conflicts of interest, criminal proceedings, innumerable policy blunders, his popularity in Italy is still quite high. How is this possible. Against the background of upcoming regional elections, this film is a snapshot of the mood in the country. It paints a portrait of Berlusconi’s supporters and of some those demanding his resignation.
52′ TV Documentary/Produced by Miramontefilm
Directors: Andreas Pichler, Marzia Mete, Valentina Monti, Antonio Bellia.
Previous broadcasts include ARTE, Press TV, Estonia TV and TVI
The economic crisis and consequences of the strict austerity policies have hit the Italian people hard. Tax offices are being occupied while business people are taking their own lives in despair. We document the current mood in Italy from the point of view of those whose existence is threatened by this crisis.
52’/ Produced by Mestiere Cinema
A group of prostitutes in Rio de Janeiro who fight to obtain rights and reduce stigma, create a clothing label that quickly invades Brazilian fashion shows
28’/Produced by Kiné/2008
M*** verofinta è una sperimentazione visiva su Modena negli anni Venti e Trenta, anni in cui lo scrittore Antonio Delfini (1907-1963) visse stabilmente in città e che videro il consolidarsi delle istituzioni fasciste, ben documentate nei cinegiornali dell’Istituto Luce.
Una città doppia. Da una parte M***, la città onirica e amata-odiata di Delfini, che dopo un’iniziale adesione prese le distanze dal Regime. M*** appare in una serie di suggestive fotografie, da quelle scattate da un velivolo militare nel 1935, in grado di offrire una suggestiva immagine di Modena dall’alto, a quelle di cui autore è lo stesso Delfini, dove la città viene reinventata secondo un disegno narrativo. Dall’altra Modena nell’immagine ufficiale del fascismo, dove gli spazi urbani sono ridotti a location di spettacoli e rituali pubblici: una città che appare nei propagandistici filmati Luce degli anni Trenta, soffermandosi su eventi cittadini quali la Festa del lavoro, la visita di Achille Starace, le esercitazioni ginnico-militari degli allievi dell’Accademia.
Messi contrastivamente a raffronto, i due percorsi visivi attivano una lettura critica degli spazi urbani.
28’/ Produced by Fourlab/ Distribuited by Docume/2005
Radio la Colifata broadcasts from a mental hospital in Buenos Aires. In April 2003, the day before the political election in Argentina, radio La Colifata organized a symbolic election inside the hospital permitting those considered insane (colifatos) to vote. The result inside and outside the hospital it’s the same.
Festivals & Awards
Best documentary,Roma Doc Festival, 2005
Best Film, Un altro sguardo è possibile, Nocera Inferiore (Na), 2005
Best Documentary, Imaginaria International Film Festival, Conversano (Bari), 2005
Sguardi Altrove, Milano 2005
Roma tek Festival, 2005
Cinema del Reale, Lecce, 2005
Document 4, Glasgow, 2006
One world, Prague, 2006