Mario Poeta is a freelance videomaker and photographer. After having spent four years as a cameraman, working at the most important Italian television stations, he begins to work in the international broadcasting news scene in 2010, collaborating with networks such as Aljazeera, NBC, CBS, BBC, Channel 4 and many others.
In 2012, he developed a programme for RAI EDUCATIONAL named GAPSpecials - This is my life, aired on the Italian channel RAI 3.
In 2014, he started publishing his photos in international newspapers, including Le Monde Diplomatique and Internazionale.
For two years now, he has been focusing on video and photo productions for the web.
Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.
The ocean off West Africa is a fertile ground for both European fleets and illegal trawlers. This project follows the entire fishing chain – from those affected locally to those consuming the catch in Europe.
This multimedia web documentary reports on how a part of European development funds is being spent for programmes aimed at managing migration flows in Africa.