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Giuseppe Valentino was born in 1978. He completed his studies in his home town before moving to Bologna. He left Italy for Zurich where he lived for 9 years working as director of photography and director of music videos. He moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2006 to study English and Documentary Filmmaking at the Thupelo Institute in Woodstock, living and studying in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods where the making of documentaries fits directly into the events related to the surrounding reality. He founded the production company Ferula Film producing and directing a feature film entitled Xolo. Presented at the Black Star Film Festival, it won the prize for best actress and was part of the Orizzonti section of the BiF&ST 2018 and at the 40th Villerupt Festival in France. With Ferula Film he produced ‘Senza Tempo’, a documentary in co-production with RaiCinema. In August 2019, he wrote and shot a documentary on Leos Carax’s latest film, ‘Annette’ working between Bruxelles and Paris. Giuseppe Valentino lives and works in Puglia and he’s a freelance director and cinematographer.