About Me

CHIARA02_small400 copyTraveller FilmMaker human being interested in social and environmental justice, different typologies of societies and self-sustainability.
I specialized in documenting the reality on the ground and in finding the connection between the micro and the macro issues, the local situations and the global ones.
Sometime I write too. I was born in Italy.
I do not eat animals since I was 12 years old.

WATCH ME -10 min Excerpt from the program “Filmmakers” by The Africa Channel (2011)


FILMOGRAPHY – Produced Directed and Realized by me: REVOLUTION in REVERSE Debt & Work: The New Colonialism  (Long Documentary  & Docu series -2014) An innovative analysis of the current worldwide crisis/revolts/financial systems, built with alternating materials from the ground and intellectual reflections  CHANGEMENT History Through Guineans’ Eyes  (Long Documentary  & Docu series -2011) Four years of the sociol-political history of Guinea’s Republic starting from the biggest revolt of the population against the military regime in 2007  – MEDEA short from“Medeamaterial” by Heiner Muller (15’)  Directed and Realized by me:  CESARE BERDELLI, MY FATHER Biography of the first baritone of Philadelphia for 23 years (30’)  – CANTACUBA documentary on Cuban music (60’) – TIE THE ELMET social advertising (30″)

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AWARDS – special MENTIONS: AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS Nominated as “Best Diaspora Documentary” (2011-Yenagoa, NIGERIA) BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA “Best Film/Video documentary production” (2011-Berlin, GERMANY) – ACCOLADE COMPETITION Winner “Award of Merit”  (2010-La Jolla, California,USA) – FESTIVAL DE CINE DE GRANADA Special Mention “Very well edited and well told the story of Guinea” (2011–Granada, SPAIN)

FESTIVALS Screenings BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro)  USA Pan African Film & Arts Fest (Los Angeles, CA) – Silent River Film Fest (Irvine, CA) –  Africa World Documentary Film Fest (University of Missouri)  – FRANCE  International Panafrican Film Festival (Cannes) ITALY  Milano: Film Fest MFF – Festival del cinema Africano, d’Asia e di America Latina – SguardiAltrove – Sulmonacinema Film Fest (Sulmona, L’Aquila )- Levante Film Fest Fest (Bari) – Medea, A Film for Peace Fest   GERMANY  Hamburg Independent Film Fest RADAR (Hamburg) – Black International Cinema (Berlin) – HofFestSpiele Festival (Berlin)NIGERIA  Africa International Film Fest AFRIFF  (Port Harcourt ) – UKRAINE  International Rights Film Fest STEPS (Kharkov) – SOUTH AFRICA Cape Winelands Film Fest (Cape Town) – BELGIUM Afrika Filmfest (Leuven) – HUNGARY  3aFest (Budapest) – ETHIOPIA Addis International Film Festival (Addis Ababa)

UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER SCREENINGS SWEDEN 4th European Conference on African Studies (The Nordic Africa Institut, Uppsala) – NETHERLANDS African Studies Centre Library, Documentation and Information (Leiden) – DENMARK Centre of African Studies Koebmagergade (University of Copenhagen)– SWITZERLAND Institute of Social Anthropology (University of Basel) – PoleSud, Cultural Associations (Lausanne) – GERMANY   W3 International Workshop on Culture and Politics (Hamburg) – ITALY Teatro alla Scala, Amici del Loggione (Milano)  –“Africa” African culture meeting (Massa Carrara) – Together, without distinctions Cultural Associations’ events  (Montereale)

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