Saturday 13 – 18:00 H
Antonio Martino was born in a small village in Calabria in 1977. After high school he graduated in Cinema Studies at the University of Bologna in 2003. In 2006, using a small handled camera, he shot his first documentary: “Gara de Nord_copii pe strada”, about the story of some street children living near the main train station in Bucharest. In 2007 he received the prestigious Ilaria Alpi award. In 2010 he co-founded the Bo Film production company. His passion for documentary films comes from the need to tell stories about humans being and the environment in which they live and the deep changes they are involved in. Moreover, thanks to the digital revolution that took place in the movie business, the light equipment allowed him to travel and film in very extreme places such as Syria Libya, Uzbekistan, Turkey.
The stories he chooses to shoot deal with environmental, social and political issues. His last documentary is titled “The black sheep” and was shot in Libya. It tells the story of Ausman who has fought for the Libyan revolution, even been a pacifist, as he was convinced to fight for freedom, democracy and respect of the secular thought. Nothing went as he thought: violence and religious extremism are spreading more and more everyday. Today he feels as a stranger in his country.