DOCUMENTARIES

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."

                                                          - Orson Welles

DRIVING THE CHANGE

 

WINNER

Best Documentary 

Humanity Category

World Television Awards

AWARDS

I MALESTANTI

 

WINNER

Cineforum 

Libero Bizzarri Prize 2004

NICO D'ALESSANDRIA

VALERIA,

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

 

WINNER

 AICS Prize,

MaremmaDocFestival

Shortvillage Prize

 Genova Film Festival

Special Jury Mention 

 

Arcipelago

International Festival 

 

Alternative Film Festival

Pescara

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

 

Clermont-Ferrand International

 

Film Festival

Driving the Change won Best Documentary in the World Television Awards, Humanity Category, by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.

A documentary produced by EMTEK Multimedia for the United Nations Development Program, it tells the story of Domil, a remote village in the highlands of Papua New Guinea,  where a whole community is trying to implement some of the Sustainable Development Goals. Highlighting the village’s process of learning how the SDGs can actually improve their standards’ of living and create a better society for future generations

The Last Mile

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea on February 26, 2018.

This film documents the devastation that followed, and highlights the importance of partnerships. At times of tragedy, who is willing and able to go the last mile and get help to those who need it?

Fuzy-Wuzzy: Beyond the Legend, a collaboration with the Tourism Promotion Authority, takes us back to 1942. The Japanese and Australian forces fought one of the fiercest battles of WWII along the Kokoda Track, an ancient artery that cuts through mainland Papua New Guinea. Seventy-five years later, this documentary finds the places that marked one of the fundamental steps of Papua New Guinean history, speaking to the last known survivors of these historic events.

EU-PNG: 40 Years of Partnership

A documentary recording the highlights of 40 years of cooperation between the European Union and Papua New Guinea.

From trade agreements to technological transfer and investment in key areas for social wellbeing like water and agriculture, the closeness of this partnership is at turns surprising and inspiring.

In the Eye of the Storm tells the story of City Mission, a rehabilitation center in the outskirts of Port Moresby, where two American pastors work on a yearly program to help over one hundred young men get back on their feet after a life of violence, addiction and poverty. The camera follows the subjects during their daily activities as the documentary unveils some of Papua New Guinea’s most pressing socioeconomic issues.

Farming PNG

Originally a six-part series supported by Farmset, Farming PNG  puts together the best moments of a visual journey along the country's agricultural sector, from the Highland region of Papua New Guinea all the way to its islands. 
Presented by agronomist Steve Woodhouse, the documentary showcases the potential of an industry that reaches deep into the heart of the nation, but also highlights some of the challenges that have hindered its growth over the years.

The Road Ahead

A look at the 2019 non-binding referendum for the independence of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. 

A documentary produced by EMTEK Multimedia for the United Nations Development Program.

Mysteries of the Human Body

A series of documentaries about health and medicine. From viral attacks like Covid 19 to chronic diseases like diabetes, and even the exploration of a woman's body during pregnancy, these episodes examine what happens inside us, and how we can take better care of ourselves.

Nico d'Alessandria, Un Delirante Insuccesso, a collaboration with Claudio Di Mambro and Luca Mandrile, follows the journey of a filmmaker in Italy, whose creativity and artistic freedom are curtailed by the constant search for financing and visibility.

It won the following prizes: AICS Prize at the MaremmaDocFestival; Shortvillage Prize at Genova Film Festival; Special Mention of the Jury at  Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films and New Images

Another collaboration with Claudio di Mambro and Luca Mandrile, I Malestanti is a follow up on the renowned Italian documentary Diary of a Teacher by Vittorio de Seta. Thirty years after they first appeared in the small screen, the protagonists of de Seta's film still struggle with their social and economic status and with the opportunities available to them.