A photographer and director, for years now he has narrated the lives of the people he has encountered – be they inhabitants from the outskirts of Rome in search of redemption in the documentaries Doing extra time (CinemAvvenire Prize, 2005; Kodak Photography Prize 2005) and Residence Roma (Flaiano Prize 2001; First Place for Directing, Libero Bizzarri, 2002) or the last witnesses of traditions dating back thousands of year from the Tuareg of the Nigerian Sahara to the Yucatan Maya, the Dogon portrait in Mali (Modena 2002).
He has dedicated years to photography and documentary, even on traditions that are more familiars to us such as the feast days of Sicilian saints and the Giglio Festival of Nola, or the keepers of ancient Mediterranean cultures – from the Aspromonte Greek to the Gitanos of Provence and Andalusia. 
Since 1990 he has taught in an elementary school in Rome. 

FILMS | PRIZES&AWARDS | BOOKS | EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Dark Corner, 95′, produced by Trullove Film, Italy 
2014 Starting over again, produced by Boise State University, Idaho, USA 
2012 Porta Portese, 52′, brodcast by RAIDUE 
2010 One Way. A Tuareg Journey, 52′, brodcast by RAITRE, RSI Swiss Television 
2005 La donna di ferro, 90′, produced by Palomar 
2004 Doing extra time, 90′, produced by Palomar; brodcast by RAITRE 
2001 Residence Roma, 45′, produced by Palomar; brodcast by RAITRE 
1998 Vicino al legno, 60′, produced by the National Museum of Arts and Traditions 
1996 El treno de San Antonio, 10′, Latin America Film Festival, Cuba 
1995 Game over, 60′, produced by the National Museum of Arts and Traditions 
1993 Ava Takuli, 15′, Oberhausen Film Festival 

2012 Best Director Prize, Asti Film Festival, Italy
2011 Grosse Klappe Prize, Duisburger Filmwoche | Doxs Duisburg, Germany
2011 Best Documentary Prize, Opere Nuove Film Festival, Bolzano Italy
2011 Best Italian Documentary Award, Arcipelago Film Festival, Rome, Italy
2011 Audience Prize Goshort International Film Festival, Nijmegen, Holland
2010 Best Treatment Award, Libero Bizzarri Documentary Festival, S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy 
2007 Best Script Prize, Siena Documentary Festival Hai visto mai, Siena, Italy
2006 Stefano Taché Award, conferred by The Major of Rome, Italy
2005 CinemAvvenire Best Italian Film Award, VIII Genova Film Festival, Genova, Italy 
2003 Best Short Film, Alice nelle città Festival, Rome, Italy
2002 Audience Prize and Special Mention, Maremma Doc Festival, Pitigliano, Italy
2002 Jury Prize and Audience Prize, Roma Doc Fest, Rome, Italy
2001 Best Screenplay Award, Centro Cinematografia per ragazzi, Italy 
2001 Pegaso d’Oro for best Documentary Film, Premio Ennio Flaiano, Pescara, Italy 
2001 Italia Doc Prize for Best Italian Film, Libero Bizzarri Documentary Festival, S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy 
1999 Città di Mazara del Vallo Award for Intercultural Activities, Sicily, Italy

2006 Zambia ed. Charta, Milan-New York, 90 BW photographs 21×28 cm
2002 Mali, ed. Unigraph, Reggio Emilia, 56 p., 28 BW photographs 24×30 cm
1999 Il confine, Region of Sicily, Palermo 113 p., 51 BW photographs 21×26 cm 
1998 Le feste giocate, ed. De Luca, Rome, 207 p., 70 color photographs  25×30 cm
1995 Robert Wilson, disegni di Gibellina, catalogue, Feltrinelli, Milan 25×30 cm

2017 The Age of Coal (Polaroid Portraits), Atlas Center Antwerpen
2016 L’âge du charbon (personal), Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Bruxelles
2010 Fabula (collective) Museum of San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome
2009 Fresh (collective) Projects Gallery, Philadelphia 
2008 African Portraits (personal) Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY University, New York 
2007 One Image Day (collective) Bloomsbury Auction Space, Rome
2006 Ab-Origine (personal) Polaroid Portraits of Australian Aborigines, Katherine, Australia
2006 Camera Obscura Africana (personal) Galleria Venticorrenti, Milan
2005 Africa in 4 x 5 inches (personal) Amanei Art Gallery, Salina, Sicily 
2004 Shael (personal) Comune di Cuneo e di Asti, Cava dé Tirreni
2003 Mali (personal) International Festival of Contemporary African Cultures, Milan
2002 Festa d’Africa (personal) Municipality of Rome
2001 Tuareg (personal) Agadez (Niger) and Rome 

CORPORATE VIDEO | TV PROGRAMS | EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

2017 TV spot and national communication campaign for A.A.
2016 TV spot communication campaign on organ transplatation for Istituto Superiore Sanità
2014 Filming of Bob Wilson Ila Galigo theatrical show, for Change performing Arts, Milan 
2012 Refugee Health Screening video for Idaho Department of Healt and Welfare Boise, Idhao, USA 
2010 Cittadini immigrati verso Roma Capitale, for the Rome Municipality 
2005-2007 Series of TV reports (broadcast by BBC and CNN) on UN Agency IFAD development projects
2001-2008 Video producer and live web coverage international convention on HIV-AIDS in major world capital  

2010 Presadiretta, brodcast by italian national channel RAITRE 
2004 Chi è di scena, brodcast by italian national channel RAI SAT 
2004 Gente di notte, brodcast by italian national channel RAIDUE 
2003 Altra storia, brodcast by italian national channel LA7 
2002 Roma chiama Jhoannesburg, special for RAI EDUCATIONAL 
2001 Quella mattina a Manhattan, report on September 11 attack, RAIUNO 
2000 Così va il mondo, broadcast italian national channel RAITRE 
1999 I ragazzi del novantanove, brodcast by italian national channel RAITRE 
1998 Okkupati, brodcast by italian national channel RAITRE 
1995-1998 Fermata d’autobus, brodcast by italian national channel RAITRE 

2017 The Roman dialect the poetry G.G. Belli, workshop with Dartmouth students in Rome
2016 Discovering Pasolini in Rome, two days intense workshop with Dartmouth students in Rome
2014 Film Education pub. by Linus Learning, Ronkonkoma, NY 
2014 Documentary workshop on incarcerated youth, Boise State University, Idaho, USA 
2013 Documentary workshop Starting over again, Boise State University, Idaho, USA
2012 Documentary workshop on latino community, Boise State University, Idaho, USA
2012 Four week workshop on documentary film making, Boise State University, Idaho, USA
2011 Lecture and screening Italian identity in film, University of Illinois-Urbana-Campaign in Rome
2011 Workshop Multiculturality in Rome, Wellesley College at Dilit, Rome 
2011 Screening at New echoes and voices in italian studies, California state University, Chico 
2010 Screening and presentation, College of Education, Boise State University, Idaho, USA
2010 Workshop African Identity in italian colonial photography, Genoa University, Savona 
2010 Workshop on series of screenings Inside Documentary, Genoa University, Savona 
2001-2002 Director of audiovisual training center at Corviale High School, Rome 
1998-2000 Director European Community trans-national program Youthstart M.I.N.E. (Prot: 0295-E2-Y-M)
1997-1999 Director of audiovisual workshop Marcello Mastroianni in public school of Rome