Ariam Tekle is an Eritrean-Italian sociologist and an emerging film director born and raised in Milan, Italy. As the daughter of Eritrean immigrants, Ariam developed a conscious interest in the life and politics of the African diaspora. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Milan (Italian: Università degli Studi di Milano) and a Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) University in Brussels. During her graduate program in Belgium, reflecting on her personal experience as a second-generation immigrant in Europe, Ariam directed her research toward issues of integration for people like her. Her research culminated with the production of “Appuntamento ai Marinai”, a documentary about the challenges of integration of second-generation Eritreans in Milan.
Alessandro Maniscalco is a London based filmmaker photographer. Born in Palermo, after his MA in journalism at La Sapienza, University of Rome. He has worked as Head of Communications, Web Content Editor and researcher for several documentaries. In 2015 he traveled to Japan with the Italian rock band Utveggi to film his first documentary Kings of Konbini (2017) that was premiered in Palermo on the 20th December of 2017.
Rob roy is an Italian-Eritrean producer. He started doing music in 2004. His genres of music are wonky, glitchop, sample music, hip hop Several international collaborations, especially with the States.
Matteo Congregalli is a freelance writer, photographer and video producer currently based in Southern Sweden. His area of expertise is migration, trauma and subcultures.
Caterina Ragg is a photographer currently based in Milan. Using a conceptual approach to documentary photography, she is interested in telling stories about social and personal issues, especially dealing with themes connected to identity and fluidity.