WORKSHOP WITH ALESSIO GENOVESE
PALERMO, 3-7 JULY 2017
As part of the programming of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, the association Zabbara in collaboration with the Association Sole Luna – Un ponte tra le culture presents the documentary film workshop held by the director Alessio Genovese. The workshop is open to documentary lovers and filmmakers and aims to create some video documentaries to be shot in Palermo area. The workshop results will be screened during the festival.
Movie director and reporter with extensive professional experience in the Middle East – Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq – where he spent several years working in Palestinian refugees camps on projects concerning the promotion and respect of the rights of Palestinian refugees. He also took part in projects related to the conditions of migrants in Europe and in the Mediterranean area. In addition to his professional track record, he holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Perugia and is specializing in Arab-Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute of Naples, Italy. He is an accomplished author with several works to his name published on Italian and international newspapers and collaborations with UN agencies. In 2013 he produce and direct the feature film documentary Eu 013 l’Ultima Frontiera (the Last Frontier) that had its World Premiere at the 54° edition of the International Documentary Film Festival dei Popoli and its International Premiere in Official Selection at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam – IFFR 2014. In 2015 Eu 013 l’Ultima Frontiera was screened at the European Parliament, and in March 2014 in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. This documentary film received a special mention as best political documentary film at the Aegean Doc in 2014, and as best social documentary at the Human Rights Film Festival of Paris. He lives and resides in the Mediterranean, Palermo, Italy.