Francesco Di Gioia

Francesco Di Gioia (Gorizia, 1993) obtained a degree (Hons) from the Milan Polytechnic in Communication Design, after which he began a course at the Civic School Luchino Visconti in Documentary Filmmaking. During this course, he had the opportunity to co-direct the documentary short film Cast Iron Days (2018). Since 2019 he has been studying video editing at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. In 2020 he approaches found-footage cinema by making the short film Fathers' Land (2021).

Works showcased at MENA:

Terra dei padri
This Libyan poet Fadil Hasin Ash-Shalmani, deported to Favignana Island between 1913 and 1920, gave us a rare testimony of an often forgotten historical fact described by his verses.