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For years now she has been involved in writing articles, dossiers, books and projects about ecology, social equality, and respect for the living with local and international settings. She is also a ecologist and pacifist militant, and gatherer of vegetables. To mention just a few of her books : “La rivoluzione dei dettagli” (2007), “Diventare come balsami” (Sonda), “Si ferma una bomba in volo?” (2003), “Sankara, i discorsi e le idee” (2003), “Addio alle carni” (2002). Editor of a number of dossiers and co-author of various essays.
With a degree from Prescott College, and a master degree from Vermont College, Peter Galvin is one of the founder members of the Center of Biological Diversity in San Francisco, one of the most important organizations in the world for the protection and preservation of endangered species and unconta- minated areas. He is particularly engaged in coordinating legal actions undertaken by the center, and in managing its international programme. In the past he has worked as researcher for the U. S. Forest Service and for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, carrying out studies on protected species. He is also a member of both the board of directors for the Beech Hill Foundation and of the Science Oversight Team, which is part of the Global Owl Project
Born in Naples in 1963, he lives and works in Rome. Between 1990 and 1998, he directed and produced the documentaries: Piccola America, Lettere dall’America and L’America a Roma, that make up the Trilo- gia dell’America (American Triology). He later made Latina/Littoria (2001), judged best non-fiction work at the Turin Film Festival. His medium-length films include Pomodori (1999), Sirena operaia (2000), Viaggio intorno alla mia casa (2001), and Pietre, miracoli e petrolio (2004). Together with Marco Puccioni, he directed the documentary Cent’anni della nostra storia, to celebrate the centenary of the CGIL (2006), and in 2007 he directed the Rai3 serial documentary filmed in Naples Cronisti di strada. In 2005 hestaged the show Il frutto amaro, based on the book Guerra civile: 1943-1945-1948, by Pasquale Chessa, which was subsequently repeated at the Festival dei due mondi di Spoleto (Spoleto Festival of the Two Worlds). Many of his works have been greatly appreciated at numerous festivals. Founder member of Doc/It, he teaches documentary cinema at the Dams university in Rome, and film directing at the Zelig School in Bolzano and at the Act in Rome. He has written various publications on non-fiction cinema and is responsible for the Docbox column in the on-line magazine Il documentario.it..
Flo Stone is the founder and artistic director of the Environmental Festival in the Nation’s Capital in Washington, one of the most important and long-standing environmental film festivals, which last March celebrated its 15th birthday with a programme of 115 films and a public of more than 20,000. She also founded the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York, for which she was co-president between 1977 and 1984. In 1986 she set up the Earthwatch Film Awards for the National Geographic Society and in the same year she was appointed director of the cinema section at the Biodiversity Symposium
organized by the Smithsonian Institution. A member of the jury at numerous international festivals including the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, the Green Film Festival in Korea and the FICA in Goias, Brazil, while in 2006 she was responsible for the cinema section programme at the Fotofest in Houston.
(Alessandria 1952). Author of “reality cinema”, feature films and theatrical performances. His first works dealt with youngsters from difficult backgrounds (PercheÌ droga, 1976; Il potere dev’essere bianconero, 1978) and portrayed the dignity and humanity of those living in hardship (Vite di ballatoio, 1984). In 1983 he made the full-length film Testadura, which was presented at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (Venice Cinema Exhibition). In 1981 he founded the production company I Cammelli, and in 1989 the Scuola video di documentazione sociale (Social documentation video school). To mention just a few of his many films: Partitura per volti e voci (1991), Manila Paloma Blanca (1992), Dinamite (1994), Come prima, piuÌ€ di prima, t’ameroÌ€ (1995), La sinistra senza UnitaÌ€ (2000) Asuba de su serbatoiu (2001), Vecchie
(2002), Volti - Viaggio nel futuro d’Italia (2003). Segre teaches film direction at the National School of Cinema in Rome, and was co-director of the Bellaria Film Festival over the period 2002 to 2005. One of his most recent works is the full-length film Mitraglia e il Verme (2004).
ALESSANDRO DE PASCALE
Born in Rome on 27th June 1957, Oscar Cosulich has a degree in Political Sciences. A freelance journalist, he writes for “Il Mattino”, “L’Espresso”, where he is in charge of the “Cartooning” and “Lavori in Corso” columns, and for “La Rivista del Cinematografo”. Since 2003 he has been Artistic Director of the Bologna “Future Film Festival” together with Giulietta Fara. Over the years he has organized and collaborated in numerous exhibitions on comics, painting, music, cinema and animation cinema, and today gives conferences and holds university and post-university courses on topics requiring his expert knowledge.
Federico Fiecconi, entrepreneur of communication and creative director of his own company Graffiti, is also a journalist, critic and champion of animated and fantasy films. Acknowledged as one of the most dedicated Italian experts on drawn imaginery, he has written essays, articles, editorials and reviews, which have been published in magazines such as Zoom, Ciak, Cineforum, Epoca, Panorama and in the Italian daily newspaper “Il Giornale”. His signature is also on the book “Hollywood 2000”. Member of the National Syndicate of film critics, he awards the Silver Ribbons for the Italian cinema. Since 2003 he has taught History of the Cinema, Advertising and Communication for university Master degrees and has organized cartoon exhibitions and shows, including the International Comics Festival in Lucca and the Asolo Animation Cinema Festival for which he is artistic director. In 2006 he was invited to be a member of the jury at the Annecy festival.
Born in Casale Monferrato in 1955, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin. In 1981 he made Boogie, his first animated film. He has worked as illustrator and graphic designer, and today teaches and holds refresher courses and workshops throughout Italy. His films Boogie, Garybaldy Blues and Fight da Faida have received international acclaim at a number of festivals and exhibitions for their innovative and personal style, due mainly to Gianola’s search for new ways of expression such as drawing directly onto film or the close link between sound and image. Founder member of the La Lanterna Magica production house, for which he continues to act as screenwriter, animator, inbetweener and composer of
soundtracks. Has taught at the National School of Cinema in Chieri since 2001.
Born in 1963, he graduated in 1988 in Earth Sciences from Genoa, obtaining a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Turin Polytechnic in 1990. He is currently engaged in specialistic studies in France, Belgium and the US. For 14 years he was responsible for research projects concentrating on natural risks, environmental technologies, climate changes and sustainable development at the General Research He- adquarters for the European Commission in Brussels, whereas for two years 1996/’97 he taught European Environmental Policies at Milan Polytechnic. He is currently a visiting professor at Miami University where he teaches European Environmental Policies. Director of Nucleco, Director of Enea, and Counsellor to the vice-Presidency of the Energy and Environment Board.
Born in 1957, he graduated in Biological Sciences from Messina University and is a member of the Italian Society for Marine Biology (S.I.B.M), the Oceanographic and Limnology Association and the Society for Marine Mammalogy. Since 1981 he is involved in research, and takes part in national and international Technical-Scientific Committees for the protection of the seas and biodiversity. Between 1989 and 2000 he took part in various research campaigns including six campaigns in the Antarctic as part of the National Antarctic Research Programme. Since 2001 he works with ICRAM (Main Institute for Scientific and Technological Research Applied to the Sea) where, in 2003 he was appointed manager of Department II – Prevention and Mitigation of impacts. He is currently Scientific Advisor for the Sea Policies of the
Ministery for the Environment.
Born in 1966, he graduated in Natural Sciences from Pavia University and then went on to do a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Turin Polytechnic. He embarked on a career in the civil service, initially in charge of environmental services and then as provincial administrator. He has worked for Golder Associates since 1999, where he is director of studies for environmental impact and monitoring, both in Italy and abroad. Over the period 2004 to 2005 he managed an environmental impact assessment group for the Golder Associates in Canada, and has worked on projects in both Canada and the US. He belongs to the Golder Corporation Sustainability Council representing the European companies of the group.
Founder and director of the Turin Cinemambiente Festival, he works as film critic and organizer of cultural events and festivals within the film sector. He is a firm believer in the Italian independent cinema, organizing events, writing articles, putting together the book “Isole. Cinema indipendente italiano” and managing the Italian Independent Cinema Festival in Berlin. One of the founders of the AIACE- CIC (Italian Short-film Centre) for which he has organized shows and festival sections both in Italy and abroad. He was part of the group of authors who produced the CD-ROM “Corti italiani” (Italian Shorts) published by Lindau, and editor of the second edition of “Come vendere un cortometraggio” (How to sell a short) by Jan Rofenkamp, published by Lindau. His name is also among the authors of the books “Vittorio De Seta, il mondo perduto” and “Joris Ivens – A wind tale”.
Born in 1963, Claudio Lauria has worked for a long time in television, both as a director and as a producer of many programmes and documentaries, as well as being founder and director of the tv channel, Castelldefels-Canal 29. As a film director he has directed a number of shorts No te vayas que te cuento lo increiÌble de quedarse (1988), No nos Hundamos (1990), and the fiction-documentary En Palestina nacera la paz (1982/’83). He produced the shorts directed by Veronica Heusch entitled Que haces (2000) and Deja Vu (2000), while he directed his own video-clips Ven a mi casa esta noche que lo vamos a pasar muy bien (1984) and Quiero (1984). He has been part of the jury in various international film festivals, and in 1993 he founded the Barcellona Festival Internacional de Cine de Medio Ambiente and was one of the founders of the Environmental Film Festival Network, for which he is a member of the Board of Directors.
Born in Lisbon in 1942, he graduated with an Arts degree from Lisbon university. From a very early age he managed cinemas and cineclubs in the Portuguese capital and in Porto. Writes as film critic for numerous magazines and newspapers, and has published more than 50 essays since the beginning of 2 the Sixties. Film director and screenwriter of Manha Submersa, O Vestito Cor de Fogo, A Parodia, Novo Elucidario Madeirense, which were all received with great interest by the critics, film festivals and distribution networks all over the world. He has also directed the television series Historias de Mulheres and conceived and conducted the programme Lauro Antonio Apresenta... . He teaches cinema and
audio-visual languages at various Portuguese universities and is involved in the organization and management of various film festivals including the predominantly environmentalist CineEco in Sierra de Estrema.
Lives in GoiaÌ‚nia, Brazil. Studied Journalism, Radio and TV at university between 1983 and 1986, and attended the school of Communication and Art from 1992 to 1995, graduating with a Master degree in Cinema and Television and a PhD in Cinema and Journalism. He wrote the book entitled “O autor na televisaÌƒo”, and now teaches Cinema at the Federal University of GoiaÌ€s. Since 2003 he has been a cinema critic and consultant for the International Festival of Environmental Cinema.
Born in Pireus, Greece in 1961, she studied History of Art, Graphic Design, Cinema and Photography. In 1984 she founded the production house called Orama Films, which makes shorts and documentaries on art and theatre, while in 2000 she set up Tricky Trick Films, that focuses on full-length fiction films. In 1995 she created the 104 Art Theater Stage, and became its manager, adapter, text writer and director. She started The Comedy Club, the first and only stage completely set aside for cabaret in Greece, for which she worked until 2004. The same year she helped start, and became artistic director of the Rhodes International Film+Visual Arts Festival, the only one of its kind on the Greek and Mediterranean culture scene. During the Thessaloniki International Film Festival she was involved in setting up and organizing of the Balkan Script Fund. She also acts as secretary to the Greek Film Directors Union and is President of the European Producers network, as well as member of the cinematographic council in the Ministry for National Culture.
Earned a degree in communication sciences, wrote his thesis on film semiotics; organized the Ivrea 2002 Summer Film Review at the art film movie house ABCinema, Ivrea; member of the editorial board of Varieventuali (2001—2004), a magazine produced in Ivrea. Member of Legambiente, collaborated as PR coordinator of “La Notte dei Rospi” [Night of the Frogs] campaign of Legambiente Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta and co-authored the book “Fiumi senza acqua, la situazione in provincial di Torino” [Rivers without water, the situation in the province of Turin] published by Legambiente
Freelance journalist covering environmental issues, director of www.ecodallecitta.it, a news portal featuring environmental policies and developments in Italian and European cities. One of the chief editors
of Radio Popolare, Milan, from 1967 to 1997; Milan city councilman from 1985 to 1997; Turin city environment commissioner from 1999 to 2001.
Former history teacher; within the Gruppo Comunicazione Visiva, worked for the distribution of women’s rights films during the 1980s. Author of short and documentary films based on her experience in social activism (women, memory, ecology). Collaborated with RAI3, ZTF Arte, La7, Videogruppo, Planete. Winner of numerous awards. Member of environmental-animal protection groups. Active in environmental education initiatives, as testified by her films, including La fabbrica degli animali.
High school art history teacher, instructor of contemporary art at the European Institute of Design, Turin, since 2000 has collaborated with the Piedmont regional government for developing educational materials accompanying exhibitions. Lengthy experience in multimedia design and production of documentary videos. Member of the Legambiente Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta secretariat where she is responsible for public service campaigns and projects.
Earned a degree in political science, has lived and worked in Turin since 2000; executive of Legambiente Piemonte. Since 1995, member of the Legambiente National Council. President of “Il Cigno” of Legambiente – Caltagirone and member of the regional secretariat of Legambiente Sicily from 1993 to 1999.
Born in 1988, she attends the Liceo Scientifico A. Volta in Turin and is a member of the Plenary Assem-
bly of the Council Delegates.
DANIELE DE TOMMASO
Born in 1986, attends the ITIS G. Peano in Turin and is a member of the Advisory Committee.
Born in 1989, attends the Liceo Scientifico S. Anna in Turin and is a member of the Plenary Assembly of the Council Delegates.
Born in 1989, attends the Liceo Classico M. D’Azeglio and is vice-president of the Advisory Committe.
Born in 1988, attends the Liceo Scientifico Tecnologico N. Rosa in Bussoleno and is president of the Council.