ABOUT MICHELANGELO SEVERGNINI

BORN IN CREMA (ITALY) IN 1974, MICHELANGELO STUDIED PHILOSOPHY AND JAZZ CONTRABASS IN MILAN.

 

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His first video reportages were produced in 2001 within the Laboratory of Visual Sociology of Bicocca University in Milan. In 2002, in Algeria, he shot his first documentary film: The Return of Aarch: The Villages of Kabylia Shake Algeria – distributed by the Italian weekly magazine Carta. His second documentary film And the Tigris Placid Flows By – snapshots from occupied Baghdad is the only independent Italian documentary produced in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Between 2004 and 2008 he worked on over 15 documentaries for Italian TV channels LA7 and Rai3, including State of Fear, which was awarded with the critics’ prize Ilaria Alpi. His third independent work, Isti’mariyah – Windward Between Naples and Baghdad was shot in Syria and Lebanon between 2005 and 2006 and focuses on young fighters going to Iraq. Isti’mariyah was presented at several international festivals and toured through the USA in 2007. In 2012 Michelangelo directed The Man with the Megaphone, presented at the 7th Rome Film Fest. In May 2014, in the aftermath of the demonstrations of Gezi Park, he co-directed The Rhythm of Gezi with filmmaker Güvenç Özgür. Since 2007 he has been editing the blog www.kapdkjumb.it, writing about world social changes and his direct experiences. He lives in Berlin since 2014.

FILMOGRAPHY (PARTIAL)
2014
The Rhythm of Gezi

45′, Tunnel Productions

2012
The Man with the Megaphone

60′, Figli del Bronx Productions

2011
The Revolution Told by My Brother

22′

2007
State of Fear

90′

2006
Last Days in Lampedusa

90′

2006
Isti’mariyah – Windward Between Naples and Baghdad

80′, Peacereporter Productions

2004
...And the Tigris Placid Flows By

snapshots from occupied Baghdad  70′

2002
The Return of Aarch: the Villages of Kabilya Shake Algeria

60′