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Francesco Dragone


Nationality: Italian

Francesco Dragone, Ethnographic Filmmaker.

Francesco developed from a very young age interest in the social sciences and the visual field, fueled by love for cinema and theater. After his BA in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Turin, he started exploring the intersection between visual culture and urban space. Later on he explored these issues in a more anthropological perspective taking the Master in Visual and Digital Culture at the University of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). He studied semiotics and ethnographic documentary, from a theoretical point of view as well as he acquired technical skill as camera operator, editor and directior 

Francesco's MA thesis documentary "Shared Visions" has been screened in Berlin (DE) in 2013, Turin (IT) in 2014, Amsterdam (NL) in 2014 and in Providence (RI) in 2015. 

Amongst his more recent works, he was co-editor for anthropologists Ákos Östör and Lina Fruzzetti for their documentary "In My Mother's House" (https://www.inmymothershousethefilm.com) recently acquired for distribution by DER (http://www.der.org/films/in-my-mothers-house.html); in 2015 he was hired by Prof. Sherine Hamdy to develop a behind the scenes documentary of the multidisciplinary graphic novel LISSA (http://www.utpteachingculture.com/the-making-of-lissa-still-time-an-ethnographic-novel/) published in 2017: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/themakingoflissa/; Francesco is film reviewer in the editorial staff of Visual Ethnography (http://www.vejournal.org/index.php/vejournal) as well as he has been in the selection committee for the 13th edition of the Camden International Film Festival.     

After graduating from Freie Universität Berlin in 2013, Francesco has been working extensively in documentary filmmaking both as cameraman and editor. 

He has developed a strong background in storytelling and created compelling stories both for corporate and non-profit clients. 

Francesco's linguistic capacities, besides Italian as native speaker, include English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and a little bit of German. His background in Visual Anthropology combined with the editing skills acquired in the last five years, made him the best candidate for any endeavor.