Documentaries & Short Stories
The Hurt Lockers
It is in the Afghan theatre that Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs as everyone calls them, have become the bigger threat to NATO forces. Afghanistan had experienced an increasing of IED attacks in the last year with a corresponding significant rise in Nato force and coalition casualties. "Raw-News" video reporter Federico Fornaro and "Parallelo Zero" photo Journalist Sergio Ramazzotti produced this video/photo reportage to show the effects of IED trough the eyes of the witness in the field... The Hurt Lockers
Għad Dell ta' San Pietru, "Behind the shadow of St. Peter"
Ep 2 of a series of 13 documentaries filmed by Raw-News for DeemediaTV and written by Frank Zammit, screened on Maltese National Television.
Chinese knock off Made in Italy brand
At the center of Italian textile production in Prato, Italy, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel uncovers a sweatshop full of illegal and legal Chinese immigrants. They are preparing clothing, sewing on buttons, and shipping it back to China with a "Made in Italy" stamp. Italian law doesn't specify how much must be made in the country to be considered local. So if a few buttons are sewn on in Italy, Presto! It's made in Italy. Produced in collaboration with NBC in 2012
In 2011, SkyUno and Raw-News produced a feature reportage on the Island of Lampedusa Island. A 45-minutes journey from Libya, to the italian coasts to witness the journey of the migrants their rescue operation and the situation in Lampedusa. Sky journalist Fabio Caressa reported from the island, joined in the field by director Massimo Bomprezzi, Author Gabriele Acerbo, 1st camera Federico Fornaro, 2nd camera Fernando De Franceschi, Sound Simone Giannelli, field editor Luciano La Rotonda, Photographer Francesco Alesi. Sergio Ramazzotti contributed from Libya with Parallelo Zero Agency. Video and Sound shooting: RAW-NEWS
Curacao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, the Dutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the 'Schottegat'. Curaçao had been ignored by colonists, because it lacked many things that colonists were interested in such as gold deposits. However, the natural harbour of Willemstad proved quickly to be an ideal spot for trade. Commerce and shipping — and piracy—became Curaçao's most important economic activities. Produced for Rai TV in 2011.
From 'seagoing White House' to ghost ship: Truman's yacht rusts far from home
Steel-hulled and built to look like a mini-Titanic, the 240-foot Williamsburg started out in the early 1930s as the Aras, a private yacht. She became a patrol gunboat during World War II. But it was as President Harry S. Truman’s yacht that she gained acclaim as his "seagoing White House." But, for the past 20 years, the USS Williamsburg has barely kept afloat in a quaint backwater in northern Italy. The vessel's Italian owners – who run a shipyard – say that in four or five years it will likely sink from its own decay and will be cut up for scrap. How did it come to this? And what can be done to save it? Raw-News produced this mini-doc for Nbc Nightly-News
In search of Kurdistan - a documentary
This documentary is a journey through a wild region inhabited by a people who are mysterious, rebellious and traumatized by the past. In Search of Kurdistan reveals their spirit of resistance and their determination to survive and fight for their independence and along the way it uncovers a little of Kurdistan unreported until now. Produced by Raw-News and Al-Jazeera for the Al-Jazeera Network in 2008.
The rappers of the Lebanon refugee camps
Palestinian rappers in Lebanon: a new way of resistance? The 15 minutes documentary and Raw-News production won the "Accardi International Awards" in 2009. That year, among young Palestinians in Lebanon, hip-hop/rap bands started to emerge from the 12 impoverished refugees camps where some 350-400 thousands people live in poor conditions and with no real prospects.
Buongiorno Afghanistan - 1st episode
(ITA) - "Buongiorno Afghanistan" is a Sky One production, a series of reportages following the Italian troops in Afghanistan. In 2010, Raw-News cameraman Federico Fornaro supported Sky Journalist Fabio Caressa on the Afghan scenario. With them in the field, director Massimo Bomprezzi, field-producer and photographer Sergio Ramazzotti and 2nd cameraman Roberto De Amicis. This is the first part of a three-episodes-documentary. For the other two episodes, head over to our website here: http://bit.ly/1T7DbIW and here: http://bit.ly/1T7DfIL
Buongiorno Afghanistan - Promo
"Buongiorno Afghanistan" is a Sky One production, a series of reportages following the Italian troops in Afghanistan. in 2010, Raw-News cameraman Federico Fornaro and a Raw-News team supported Sky Journalist Fabio Caressa on the Afghan scenario. This is the promo of the three-pieces-documentary
East Congo - The Restless Eldorado
(ITA) For beauty, resources and raw materials, DRC is one of the richest countries in the world, especially in its eastern regions. Yet its people can barely survive. Trapped between the violence of armed groups and the cyclical refugee crises, the society torn apart by the widespread use of rape as a weapon of war and the exploitation of child soldiers... Eastern Congo is a restless Eldorado, marvelous... but abused. Produced in 2005
East Congo - a restless Eldorado - Episode 2
(ITA) For beauty, resources and raw materials, DRC is one of the richest countries in the world, especially in its eastern regions. Yet its people can barely survive. Trapped between the violence of armed groups and the cyclical refugee crises, the society torn apart by the widespread use of rape as a weapon of war and the exploitation of child soldiers... Eastern Congo is a restless Eldorado, marvelous... but abused. This is the second part of a 2-episodes documentary produced for Sky News Italy
Flukt is a documentary series that aired on the Norwegian national channel NRK in January 2017. It explores the migration and refugee crisis in its complexion, from the Greece and Lebanon refugees camp to the reasons that inspire people to leave their homes in Africa, from the migrants arrival in southern Italy to the undocumented life of asylum seekers in Europe. Raw-News supported the production house Pandora on the episodes aired in Italy. You can watch more about this series on the NRK page https://tv.nrk.no/serie/flukt
Same-sex civil union divides Italy as a new law is debated in Parliament
This week the Italian Parliament will vote on a law that, for the first time in history, would regulate the homosexual civil unions in Italy. Giulia and Ilaria are a lesbian couple with a new born child, living as a family even though they don't have any civil right recognized. Giulia and Ilaria campaign for the LTGB rights as the debate heats up and divides Italy. Giulia and Ilaria, together with their eight-months-daughter Agnese, participate to the LTGB demos held in central Rome last weeks while. on the other hand, half-million of Catholics and right-wing citizens protest against the civil unions bill. Mrs Monica Cirinnà, sponsor of the proposal, speaks to the Italian Senate during the politic debate. The lawmakers are expected to take a decision during the month of February. - Produced and shot in February 2016
March 8, from Jordan to Italy fighting for female empowerment
On March 8th, 20,000 women and men took part in the International Women's strike in Rome at the Colosseum. Lina Khalifeh, a 32-years-old martial arts fighter from Jordan opened the demo in Rome, where she held workshops on self defence and women's empowerment. Lina Khalifeh is the director of She Fighter, the first sellf defence academy in the Middle East
EU failing to rescue refugees from Greece
After the closure of the Balkan corridor in March, Greece has become host to over 53,000 migrants and refugees desperate for a way out. Many have applied to an EU scheme that planned to relocate refugees from Greece to other parts of Europe, but deep flaws in the system are leaving families in limbo. Syrian civil engineer Rafed Al Kassmi, his Iraqi wife and his son have been ‘suspended’ in Athens for four months after Poland refused to relocate them. Yemeni student Waleed Al-Saidani is even more unlucky, he was also rejected by Poland and then his country was taken off the relocation list altogether. He is now thinking to return to war-torn Yemen. The head of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Greece has called on EU states to urgently accept more refugees.
“Mafia Capitale“ arrests leads to neglect of the Capital’s Roma camps
The Castel Romano Roma camp is one of the largest of the Capital. After the management was found involved in the corruption scandal named Mafia Capitale and removed from office in 2014, its 1,200 inhabitants were completely abandoned by the authorities. Ines Maggio is a social worker who spent years working in the camp but, since the arrest of the Camp managers, lost her job along the other social workers and as a consequence, hundreds of Roma families live in a state of abandon and neglect without water, electricity or any sort of health assistance. Even without any authorisation, Ines returns almost every week to the camp to visit the kids and bring some help to the families. She remains the sole support that the Roma families can get from the outside community.
Parliamentarian Shakila Hashimi condemn the killing of her daughter
In October 2006 gunmen killed the daughter of MP Shakila Hashemi at her home in an attack believed to have been intended for the MP herself. Produced in 2006 for Al-Jazeera
Life on the streets - surviving as kids in Kabul
For street children in Kabul, life is a daily battle to earn enough money so their families can eat. They leave their meager homes or shelters early in the morning, hoping to sell some cheap items or beg enough to survive. Produced for Al-Jazeera in 2007.
The invisible people – Italy's second generation immigrants
On February 28th hundreds of second-generation immigrants took the streets of Rome urging the government to approve the bill on citizenship for foreigners living in Italy. Takoua, a 25 years-old Tunisian artist has been raised in Italy and is one of the hundreds protesting in central Rome claiming her right to be an Italian citizen. At the moment, more than one million people born or raised in Italy are denied their right to vote and access the basic citizenships rights.
Is The Lake Garda Monster A Wels Catfish?
Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters on Discovery Channel , Raw-News crew
SoS Lampedusa Doc promo - SkyCinema
Sky Uno Production and Raw-News produced a feature reportage In Lampedusa Island (Italy). The topic, immigration... but under a different angle. Sky journalist Fabio Caressa report from the island, with him in the field: director Massimo Bomprezzi, Author Gabriele Acerbo, 1st camera Federico Fornaro, 2nd camera Fernando De Franceschi, Sound Simone Giannelli, field editor Luciano La Rotonda, Photographer Francesco Alesi. Sergio Ramazzotti contributed from Libya with Parallelo Zero Agency. Video and Sound shooting: RAW-NEWS.
In Search of Kurdistan - Al-Jazeera
This documentary is a journey through a wild region inhabited by a people who are mysterious, rebellious and traumatized by the past. In Search of Kurdistan reveals their spirit of resistance and their determination to survive and fight for their independence and along the way it uncovers a little of Kurdistan unreported until now.
Sfratto alla Cultura, I leoni d’oro alla carriera Antonio Rezza e Flavia Mastrella sotto sfratto.
Premiati nel 2018 con il Leone D’oro alla 46esima edizione della Biennale del Teatro di Venezia, e sotto sfratto a casa loro. Sembrerebbe essere questo l’amaro premio che Antonio Rezza e Flavia Mastrella ricevono dal comune di Nettuno in questo inizio 2019. Il commissario prefettizio che governa il piccolo comune in provincia di Roma non sembra preoccuparsi molto della carriera di questi due straordinari artisti e ordina lo sgombero dello stabile dell’ex ospedale “Divina Provvidenza” che ospita i laboratori del duo teatrale da piu’ di trent’anni. Antonio Rezza: “Il nostro teatro nasce qui e si sviluppa qui, con le altre associazioni presenti in questo stabile abbiamo contribuito a portare cultura in un territorio di provincia come il nostro, lontano dalle gallerie, dalle mostre e dai grandi teatri della capitale. Con il nostro teatro abbiamo portato il nome di Nettuno in Europa, negli USA… dovunque.. Non e’ giusto venire corrisposti in questo modo”...
Shouf Cedars Reserve Documentary
This is a nature documentary on the "Al Shouf Cedar Reserve" of Lebanon. The film explores the marvellous biodiversity of one of the biggest cedars area of the country, whose beauty has been described in some of the oldest documents of human history. The "Al Shouf Cedar Reserve" was declared BioSphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005 and it includes more than 25% of all the remaining cedars of Lebanon. Produced by Raw-News in 2010.