|Born||December 5, 1979|
|Years active||2005 - present|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Alessandro Pavone (born on 5 December 1979) is an Italian cinematographer and documentary producer, known for filming documentaries on armed conflicts and humanitarian issues. At a young age, Alessandro Pavone has gained international fame as a documentary film-maker and cinematographer, his work has been featured on several high tier media outlets such as the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and several others.
Pavone has a background in journalism and is a Pulitzer Center fellow. From 2005, Alessandro Pavone has filmed several documentaries, most notably “After the fall” and “The Forgotten Heroes of Empire”.
Alessandro Pavone was part of the PBS NewsHour team that received the Overseas Press Club citation in the Edward R. Murrow Award for "The Fight for Iraq" series filmed for PBS NewsHour. In 2019, his documentary “After The Fall” based on Syria received a nomination for the Scripps Howard Awards. Pavone is also a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and is enrolled in the Italian order of journalists from 2009.
Personal life and education
Alessandro Pavone was born in Taranto, Italy. He attended Università LUMSA and completed a master’s degree course in communication and broadcast journalism. Pavone also received an Erasmus scholarship in Portugal. In 2018, Alessandro Pavone completed “ACOS Alliance Hostile Environment Training courses”, that helped him in learning how to film crises in the midst of countries like South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia. Pavone is fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
HardTalk is a factual discussion & talk show by BBC World News for detailed interviews with influencers and politicians about sensitive topics from all walks of life. Alessandro Pavone has worked with BBC for the HardTalk on the below documentaries.
|BBC World News||HardTalk||EU/UK fisheries war||2020||Director of Photography||Carey Clark||24 min documentary|
|BBC World News||HardTalk||On the road in Zimbabwe - The economy||2019||Director, Camera, Editor||Carey Clark||24 min documentary|
|BBC World News||HardTalk||On the road in Zimbabwe - The climate change||2019||Director, Camera, Editor||Carey Clark||24 min documentary|
The Travel Show is a magazine & reviews based show from BBC World News to explore and uncover hidden facts of the world's popular vacation places. Alessandro Pavone with the editor Mike London has covered Dubai in 2017 and 2019.
|BBC World News||The Travel Show||The Dubai Special||2019||Director of Photography||Michael London||23 min documentary|
|BBC World News||The Travel Show||The Dubai Special||2017||Director of Photography||Michael London||23 min documentary|
People & Power is a programme by Al Jazeera English to shed the light on the influencers who misuse their power that affects the innocents. Alessandro Pavone has worked as director of photography for People & Power.
|Al Jazeera English||People & Power||France: Police on trial||2019||Director of Photography||Diarmuid Jeffreys||25 min documentary|
|Al Jazeera English||People & Power||The Forgotten Heroes of Empire||2019||Director of Photography, Producer||Diarmuid Jeffreys||25 min documentary|
|Al Jazeera English||People & Power||Trump's Top General in Afghanistan||2018||Director of Photography||Diarmuid Jeffreys||25 min documentary|
VICE is known for its fearless approach on global issues. VICE style of engrossing documentary has made a unique space in the media. Alessandro Pavone has worked as a camera operator for VICE News and VICE sports for the below documentaries.
|VICE||VICE on HBO||After the fall||2018||Camera operator||60 min special documentary
Nominated for the Scripps Howard Awards
|VICE||VICE on HBO||Escape to Europe||2016||Camera operator||30 min documentary|
|VICE||VICE on HBO||Global Jihad||2016||Camera operator||30 min
|VICE||World of Sports: Rivals||Calcio storico||2017||Camera operator, Producer||23 min documentary|
|VICE||World of Sports: Rivals||Soccer's Battle of Algiers||2017||Camera operator||23 min documentary|
|PBS||Newshour||A brutal life for migrants in Libya: trafficking, detention or death en route to Europe||2018||Videographer, Producer||9 min documentary|
|PBS||Newshour||As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land ||2018||Videographer, Producer||9 min documentary|
|PBS||Newshour||Meet a couple separated by thousands of miles and America’s new refugee policies||2018||Videographer, Producer||9 min documentary|
|PBS||Newshour||How rape is used as a weapon in South Sudan's war||2017||Videographer, Producer||9 min documentary|
|PBS||Newshour||Areas of Mosul are still under siege, but signs of life return||2017||Videographer, Producer||9 min documentary|
Alessandro Pavone worked with The New York Times to work on a documentary to highlight the issue of migrants in Italy.
|The New York Times||Op-Docs||Italy Overwhelmed||2016||Director of Photography||10 min documentary|
Selected documentaries by Alessandro Pavone
- "'We were abandoned': the Kenyan soldier forgotten by Britain". the Guardian. 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "Story telling in conflict zones: Interview with Alessandro Pavone". BroadcastPro ME. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "Filming major conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world - Interview with Alessandro Pavone". Newsshooter. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- Ruetenik, Dan (2016-12-21). "Italy Overwhelmed". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "We began to film secretly in Libya. Then we had to escape". PBS NewsHour. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "Lebanon's Refugees Use Technology to Fight Food Insecurity". Pulitzer Center. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- Pavone, Alessandro. "Inside the lives of Dubai's 'super rich' kids". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "ISIS Regroups to Attack a Fragmented Libya". Pulitzer Center. 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "The Forgotten Heroes of Empire". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "A Brutal Life for Migrants in Libya: Trafficking, Detention or Death En Route to Europe". Pulitzer Center. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "Alessandro Pavone | Author". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
- "As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land". PBS NewsHour. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2020-04-14.