I made movies, reportages and creative documentaries in more than 30 countries, recounting the Syrian migration crisis, Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, the public health issue of asbestos in Brazil and India, women’s condition in Ethiopia, and human trafficking in Nigeria. I work on social and cultural topics. And on music in all its forms.
I’ve been experimenting with the expressive tools of filmmaking since I’ve attended the Cuban film school EICTV in 1999. For the past 20 years, I have striven to carry out quality film productions with human interest while offering a fresh glance on powerful social issues.
The documentary Dust, the great asbestos trial (Polvere, il grande processo dell’amianto), co-directed with Andrea Prandstraller, won several international awards among these best film in Baghdad and Rio de Janeiro and nominated for the David of Donatello 2012. It has been screened at DocsBarcelona in 2012. I got the Ivens Prize at Cinema du Réel, Paris, for Andrea Deaglio’s City Veins, the future flows through here which I’ve produced. My “operamentary” Magicarena has been theatrically released in China, Australia, and Taiwan in 2014.
In 2015 I’ve completed the Cuban feature Pequeñas mentiras piadosas (The travel agent), pitched at DocsBarcelona, on the human consequence of the US-Cuba relations. It won the Unicredit Youth Award at the 1° Milan International Documentary Festival – Visioni dal Mondo. The HBO documentary on the European migration crisis that I’ve been filming as associate filmmaker and cinematographer for 4 years It will be chaos, has been awarded the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary.
The Lost Kids of Kalahari (Spain, Namibia, 44')
I escaped from the dog but got bitten by the chicken (Italy, Ethiopia 2020, 42')
Message from a bottle (Italy, Ethiopia 2019, 24')
Hui He - The soprano from the silk road (Italy, China 2017, 90')
A Closed Mouth Catches no Flies (Le Ragazze di Wuchale - Italy 2015, 26')
Pequeñas mentiras piadosas (The travel agent - Spain, Italy 2015, 86')
Magicarena (Italy 2014, 88')
Dust, the Great Asbestos Trial (Polvere, il grande processo dell'amianto, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium 2011, 84' and 56')
My Nigerian sisters (Italy 2006, 33’)
Homeward (Verso casa - Italy 2005, 64')