Filmmaker, manager, author, speaker. I talk about human rights, motivational well-being, travel, cinema, and interreligious dialogue. Golden Lion for Peace in Venice in 2017.
I was born in the mountains, in the Dolomites. I was 7 years old when I crossed the Sahara for the first time with my family and a Westphalia. Since then, I have had the desire to get to know people from all over the world, to create new ties, collaborations and projects to improve people’s lives. A degree in Modern Languages was a must, and then I moved to the world of cinema. I have directed more than 45 documentaries around the world, receiving 60 awards. I was on the board of IAMHIST (International Association for Media and History, based in London) for 5 years.
In 1997, I founded Religion Today Film Festival, the first film festival in the world on interreligious dialogue. I curated the exhibition of the Holy See Pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015, which won the award for best theme development, and the artistic direction of the photo exhibition at EXPO Astana 2017. I am representative of Religions for Peace at the FAO. I started the Women of Faith for Peace experience, and am I part of the Dialogue Commission of the Ordo Fratrum Minorum (Franciscan Friars). I am the CEO of Aurora Vision, advisor for Dhaka Film Festival in Bangladesh, board member of the Benin City Film Festival and honour member of the House of Wisdom in Grenada.
I am married to Alberto Beltrami, singer and composer and adventure companion, and we have two wonderful daughters.
What I engage with today, in Italy and the world
To this day, we have received 60 awards for our documentaries in international film festivals.
Alganesh was the most awarded documentary in 2018 with 14 awards, including best director in Montecarlo, best film on migrations in Chile, best documentary in India, best social doc in Los Angeles.
Get to know me through my stories, the articles and the books.
Every little bit helps the greater good of the world.
Picnic: the Art of Living, a reading for you