STRIVE FOR AUTHENTICITY
(PERSONAL) STRATEGIES FOR BIOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING IN DOCUMENTARY
The craft of documentary-making is evolving and growing rapidly, following the changes in production, distribution and socio-political conditions. Through this masterclass, Beniamino Barese likes to offer an insight to the thinking process and research that sustained the making of “The disappearance of my mother”. At the same time, he would like to pose some wider questions in regards to why and how we make documentaries, focusing on the relevancy of biography/personal experience as a starting point for telling a story and on the strategies that could be used to render this matter ‘universal’, translating it for a wider audience.
**Attendance is free of charge and doesn't require prior registration
**Doors close at full capacity
BENIAMINO BARRESE - Director / Cinematographer
Born in 1986, Beniamino Barrese graduated with a degree in Philosophy at Statale di Milano, International Political Economy at King’s College London and later received his MA in Cinematography at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. Since 2011 he has been working as a filmmaker, director of photography and photographer. His work as a DP includes fiction and documentary features, commercials, fashion films, music promos and short films, which have travelled around festivals worldwide. The Disappearance of My Mother is his first feature-length film as a director.
Barrrese's "My Mother's Disappearance" will be screened as well on November 9th at 4pm in Zawya and will be followed by a Q&A session with him.