Alessandro Pavone

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Alessandro Pavone
Alessandro Pavone.jpg
Born (1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 41)
Taranto, Italy
NationalityItaly
CitizenshipItalian
Occupation
  • Documentary cinematographer
  • producer
Years active2005 - present
Organization
  • The Italian order of journalists
  • Freelance Frontline Register
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Websitewww.alepavone.com

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.[1][2]

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.[3][4]

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.[5] Pavone is fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.[6]

Selected filmography

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.

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Editor Notes
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.[7]

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Editor Notes
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.[8]

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Editor Notes
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[9] 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.

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Notes
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[10] 2016 Camera operator 30 min documentary
VICE VICE on HBO Global Jihad 2016 Camera operator 30 min

documentary

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 is known for wide coverage on day to day affairs and Alessandro Pavone has covered hidden areas of war countries as a videographer and producer for below documentaries.[11][3]

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Notes
PBS Newshour A brutal life for migrants in Libya: trafficking, detention or death en route to Europe[10] 2018 Videographer, Producer 9 min documentary
PBS Newshour As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land [12] 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.

Channel Show Documentary Year Role Notes
The New York Times Op-Docs Italy Overwhelmed 2016 Director of Photography 10 min documentary

Selected documentaries by Alessandro Pavone

                          

References

  1. "'We were abandoned': the Kenyan soldier forgotten by Britain". the Guardian. 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. "Story telling in conflict zones: Interview with Alessandro Pavone". BroadcastPro ME. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Filming major conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world - Interview with Alessandro Pavone". Newsshooter. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  4. Ruetenik, Dan (2016-12-21). "Italy Overwhelmed". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  5. "We began to film secretly in Libya. Then we had to escape". PBS NewsHour. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  6. "Lebanon's Refugees Use Technology to Fight Food Insecurity". Pulitzer Center. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  7. Pavone, Alessandro. "Inside the lives of Dubai's 'super rich' kids". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  8. "ISIS Regroups to Attack a Fragmented Libya". Pulitzer Center. 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  9. "The Forgotten Heroes of Empire". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "A Brutal Life for Migrants in Libya: Trafficking, Detention or Death En Route to Europe". Pulitzer Center. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  11. "Alessandro Pavone | Author". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  12. "As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land". PBS NewsHour. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2020-04-14.

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