Project Description

CAMILLA PATERNO’

Camilla Paternò has always been interested in telling stories through different mediums – writing for television, directing documentaries and producing projects on social and contemporary issues –
In the documentary L’eletta, she explored gender identity in contemporary Italian society while following the political campaign of the first transgender politician elected in the Italian parliament. In Happiness Inc., a study on the dark side of a cult, Camilla explored contemporary issues around social isolation and religion in America.
After completing a Master in Fine Arts at Columbia University, she remained in the United States, directing reportages for Italian Public Television.  Back in Italy since [2010] she worked as a screenwriter for the most successful Italian television series E’ arrivata la felicità and Questo nostro amore (produced by Rai television) while continuing her  work as a filmmaker directing The saints are coming (MART Museum)
Most recently, in 2017, she won the creative Europe and Refugee integration grant for Re-future Project, a visual storytelling workshop taking place in Sicily, designed to teach a group of refugee minors how to observe their new reality through the simplest tool at their disposal – a smartphone.  She is the story editor and producer of Tumaranké the documentary that was shot by the young refugees and that came out of this experience.

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