(Ferrara 1930 - Rome 2018)
A great Italian documentarian, in 1951 he graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and one year later he began work for the film Sesto Continente, full of underwater images shot in the Austral seas. Subsequently, he made successful feature films, including the documentary Toscana (1971) which earned him an Oscar nomination. Alongside his activity in documentary films, he was also a professional journalist and essay writer, with investigations and special reportages on the environment. In addition to cinema and writing, beginning in 1949 he constantly practiced photography, assembling an archive of over one million images in color and black and white during his many trips and adventures, taken in every corner of the planet to document his interests in nature, culture, and anthropology.