Archivi per la categoria: documentario

A simple experiment on a random crossroad in Kilis, southeastern Turkey.

This is the first video I shot for Ben-Istanbul blog. Bahar Gozkun and her “only for man” fashion boutique and workshop Civan are the protagonists: it is a story of tailoring and crafts’ poetry. Have a look!

“like Naples after winning the season” was shot in Cihangir during the 19 May’s national holiday.
19 May the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Atatürk’ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı), is an annual Turkish national holiday celebrated on May 19 to commemorate Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun on May 19, 1919, which is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence in the official historiography.


“Seagulls don’t seem to care about politics” was shot in Kadikoy (on the Asian side of Istanbul) and in Istiklal Caddesi, in Beyoğlu.
Elections in Turkey will be next June so every party is pushing with election campaign.
Shot with IPhone4

“No matter what, it’s candyfloss time!” was shot in February in Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Despite wind and waves, people were hanging around on the seashore and a man was selling candyfloss directly from the trunk of his car. A real business man.
Shot with IPhone4

“Elbow grease for copper mirrors, or l’arrotino” was shot in February in Cihangir, close to Taksim square.
Snow just stopped falling after a crazy cold winter. I met this old couple, squatting in the street while polishing all kind of copper pots: they are itinerant grinders.
Shot with IPhone4

“How to make a cat feel home” was shot in May in Balat, close to the Golden Horn, right under the great Theodosian Walls.
This little space is set like a house: chairs, sofas, carpets. A nice lady takes daily care of a group of cats, cleaning, feeding them and, most of all, cuddling them.
Shot with IPhone4

Last month Canon has launched a competition “Canon la grande occasione”: I had to present a concept for a short documentary. My concept was selected and I had the chance to work with a Canon C300 for one week.
The short doc is now in post production, thank to Clauda Rosa, editor, and Massimiliano Cestari, sound designer.
I won’t write anything now about Dario’s story: have to wait till the beginning of September!

The second New York story has been posted on FSA vimeo channel!

Lutteuses 47 in movie theatre!

Next Wednesday, November 13th, my documentary “Lutteuses 47” will be screened at Cinema Palestrina in Milano. The film is about the project against TBC started by Stop TB Italia in Senegal. The project, that will last three years, provides among other things the training of a group of women on tuberculosis. The aim is to raise awareness towards the disease and to overcome the stigma, with the ultimate goal of controlling the spread of the disease in Diofior health district, in the Sine Saloum region.

produced by | Stop TB Italia with Fondazione Italo Monzino
directed by | Elena Dalmasso
edited by | Cristina Spizzamiglio
sound design by | Massimiliano Cestari
color correction by | Andrea Paganini