Stefano Liberti

Italy

Biography

Stefano Liberti is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. He is a contributor to many magazines—both Italian and international—including Internazionale, Le monde Diplomatique and Al Jazeera English. In 2008, he wrote the book A sud di Lampedusa (South of Lampedusa), which was awarded the Indro Montanelli prize for writing. In 2011, he wrote the book Land grabbing: Journeys into the new colonialism, translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.

As a documentary filmmaker, he directed many movies, both for television and for movie theaters. In 2010, he directed L'inferno dei bimbi stregoni (The hell of child-wizards), which received the Anello Debole prize. Two years later, he co-directed Closed sea with Andrea Segre and in 2013, he co-directed Container 158 with Enrico Parenti, presented at the Rome International Film Festival. Thanks to EJC grants, he is now focusing on multimedia productions.

Funded projects

The Dark Side of the Italian Tomato

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.

Fish for Cheap

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.