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Gianfranco Rosi

Film maker of ‘Fire at the Sea’, winner of the 2016 Golden Bear, Berlinale film festival

Gianfranco Rosi is a director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Asmara, Eritrea in during the country’s war of independence, he was evacuated without his family to Italy. He then lived in Rome and Istanbul before taking up studies at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His graduation film BOATMAN screened at festivals including Sundance, Locarno, Toronto and Amsterdam. Mr Rosi’s documentary about Rome, SACRO GRA, won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2013, and his 2016 film Fire at Sea won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. He is a guest lecturer at New York University Film School, and the CCC in Mexico City and teaches documentary at SUPSI in Switzerland and at the Accademia del l’immagine in L’Aquila.


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