Juan Martin Baigorria
Juan Martin Baigorria was born in Argentina in 1977, but is living since many years in Bologna where he starts to work as a photographer. Important experiences developed his view on the matter: meeting Fernando Solanas, who held cinema lessons about the preparation of documentary films "from the idea to the screenplay"; the seminar with Gherardo Gossi about profession as director of photography; The project, "El viaje pobre", about South America is at the planning stage, based on a collaboration with Lisa Tormena and Matteo Lolletti. It is meant to be a four-months journey throughout all the Southamerican continent in order to explore today's situation and development of the Indios in relation to the new Latin American socialism.
He worked on two documentary film projects: as director of photography in "The invisible prison" by Lisa Tormena, Matteo Lolletti and Claudia Vincenzi, and as director (together with Lisa Tormena) and director of photography in "Aicha is back" (film about Moroccan women migrating back to their home country) in collaboration with Gaia Vianello. He worked also in "Meglio per tutti" a short film by Matteo Lolletti and Riccardo Salvetti. He took part in two editions of the International Festival of Photography in Reggio Emilia exhibiting the project "Affittasi", about the housing crisis, and with "Oblio".
Now he is working on a documentary about revolution in Tunisia in collaboration with Gaia Vianello. He is developing a photographic project in Angkor - Cambodia. He worked as director with Lisa Tormena in "Syrian Edge". The film tells the stories of those who abandoned their land forced by the war, and of the Lebanese community.
The documentary is part of #4Syria, an awareness raising campaign carried out by GVC among the interventions to support Syrian refugees and the Lebanese population, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).