Journaliste, écrivain, réalisatrice, productrice ciné/TV, elle a vécu 15 ans en Afrique, exerçant dans le domaine de l'éducation, et effectuant en même temps des études approfondies sur la culture africaine dans le cinéma.
Elle a eu à travailler pour le compte de magazines et journaux italiens importants. A son retour en Italie, de concert avec le C.O.E.
(Centro Orientamento Educativo), elle fait la promotion des films du
Sud et en 1989 elle participe la création du Festival de cinéma de Milan. De la Chine en Iran, elle a finalement sa société de production, KENZY.
Giornalista, scrittrice, produttrice TV/cinema, regista.
È una dei fondatori, nel 1989, del Festival del Cinema Africano di Milano. Ancora oggi cura la direzione artistica del festival.
Journalist, writer, director, TV/cinema producer, lived continuously for 15 years in Africa, working in education, carrying out an in-depth study of African culture and cinema. Contributions to major Italian magazines and journals. On returning to Italy, she promoted with C.O.E. (Centro Orientamento Educativo) the cinemas of the South of the world and in 1989 is one of the founders of the Milan African Film Festival, continuing today to be one of the Artistic Diredtors. She directed fiction films and documentaries.
Degree in modern literature from the University of Turin (Thesis: Pier Paolo Pasolini, cinema and literature)
Excellent knowledge of English, French and Portuguese, spoken and written
Profession and expertise
TV/cinema producer, journalist, writer, film festival director.
Lived continuously for 15 years in Africa, from 1972 to 1987, (Nigeria, Zaire, Angola), working in education, organizing and running Italian/African middle and secondary schools and carrying out an in-depth study of African Culture and Cinema.
Contributions to major magazines and journals such as Amica, Marie Claire, Nigrizia, Donna Moderna, Linea d'ombra, Panorama, etc.
On returning to Italy, promoted with C.O.E. (Centro Orientamento Educativo) the cinemas of the South of the world and in 1989 was one of the founders of the Milan African Film Festival, continuing today in the Artistic Direction.
Collaboration as speaker and author with RAI on several successful radio programmes on African culture and for four years presenter and author of the television programme "BALAFON, encounter with other cultures", which she also conceived and directed (Telenova - Odeon TV Network).
Between 1994 and 2000, lived as permanent resident in Beijing, China (4 years) and Tehran, Iran (2 years) gaining greater knowledge of Chinese and Iranian Cinema and Television.
Consultant or director of many different film festivals: Milan, Venice, Rome, Verona, Brasilia, Beijing and in various others intercultural projects.
In 1997 founded KENZI srl, an independent production company, and started to produce documentaries and fiction films for Rai, Tele+, Stream, SAT2000, CULT and other major companies in the sector.
Between 1998 and 2000 she lived for long periods in Tehran, Iran, gaining greater knowledge of Iranian cinema.
Since 2002 consultant of the European Commission for projects on the South of the world.
Since 2003 expert of EUROMED Audiovisual of 12 Mediterranean countries.
"AMAVETE!" - 58' documentary
"KALASAM" - 26' documentary
"MANRIQUE AND THE ODYSSEY OF COFFEE", "OLGA, THE PAPRIKA AND THE CURLY LITTLE PIG", "BITTO, THE PERENNAL CHEESE" "STORIES OF EELS, WATER AND FIRE", "STORIES OF FARMS AND COWS OF THE GARGANO", ""DARK", FORESTS AND PEOPLE OF THE NEBRODI MOUNTAINS" - 6 x 26' documentaries for SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION
"BARBARA'S HUG" - 52' documentary
"POSTCARDS FROM CHINA" 5 X 26' documentaries produced for MEDIASET
"SAFI, THE LITTLE MOTHER" - 35 mm. fiction produced in Burkina Faso
"FA LA DIFFERENZA" - 36 hours about AFRICA for CNI
"RECIPE FOR LOVE" - 60' documentary produced for Tele+
"THE NEVER NEVER WATER" - 48' documentary produced for RAI 3
"THE SACRED CROCODILES OF SABOU" - documentary produced for RAI 3
"AFRICA,AFRICAS" - documentary produced for RAI 3
"DAOUDA AND THE GOLD MINE" - 18' fiction produced for RAI 3
"L'ALTROCINEMA" - portraits of filmmakers, actors, actresses and professionals of the cinema of the South of the world
"FESTIVAL DELL'ALTRO MONDO" - reportages from festivals in countries outside Europe - 40 hours produced for RAISAT CINEMA
"FIABE DELL'ALTRO MONDO" - 30 episodes - and "MWALIMO" - 5 episodes on the figure of the teacher in the cinema of the South of the world produced for RAI EDUCATIONAL
"UN MONDO A COLORI" - 30 portraits produced for RAI 2
"IRAN: CINEMA E SOCIETÀ" - documentary produced for TELEPIU'
"SHERAZADE AND THE OTHERS" - documentary produced by RAISAT CINEMA
"MIRKA"by Rachid Benhadj - feature film on the subject of ethnic rape with Vanessa Redgrave, Gérard Depardieu, Sergio Rubini, Barbora Bobulova, Franco Nero; photography by Vittorio Storaro
"Cinema e Poesia - Incontro con Pupi Avati", Tecnostampa, (2004), Essay
"La Cina è un Aquilone", Unicef (2001), Essay
"Ho sposato un bianco", Baldini & Castoldi (1997), Novel
"Perché le donne hanno i capelli lunghi", EMI Editrice (1989), Traditional Nigerian