I studied political science and international relations at the University of Genoa, and journalism, news and feature writing at the London School of Journalism.
I think video and photography are a good means to tell a story. Documentary films and news stories include images, sounds, voices and words. These elements combined together can be very effective. A viewer sees places, hears people speaking, hears sounds and music, listens to the journalist telling his experience, and this way can have an immersive experience. Not quite as complete as visiting the place himself, but very close.
I focus my work on Africa and the Middle East because I had the chance to go there doing my work, and after I had been once, I wanted to go back again. Writer Ettore Mo once said: "Once you have seen people who suffer, you cannot just forget about them when you go back home. You know they are still there and you will want to go back."