ZaLab is an association of six filmmakers and social workers: Michele Aiello, Matteo Calore, Davide Crudetti, Stefano Collizzolli, Andrea Segre, Sara Zavarise.
Its aim is the production, distribution and promotion of social documentaries and cultural projects.
Our stories arise from participatory video laboratories. Through such actions, marginalized people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to express themselves, become authors of their own stories. ZaLab documentaries can emerge either from these laboratories or from an individual author’s experience.
Since 2006 ZaLab produced and distributed award-winning documentary films such as: “Container 158” by Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti, “Limbo“ by Matteo Calore and Gustav Hofer, “my Bread and Butter” by Stefano Collizzolli, “Closed Sea” by Andrea Segre and Stefano Liberti, “Green Blood” by Andrea Segre, “Our Best Years” of Stefano Collizzolli and Matteo Calore, “Like a man on earth” by Andrea Segre and Dagmawi Yimer.
Our latest films: “Ibi”di Andrea Segre, “Where they need to stand” by Daniele Gaglianone e Stefano Collizzolli, “Industrial Venice” by Andrea Segre, “Flying Roots” by Michele Aiello e Davide Crudetti, “Molecules” by Andrea Segre, “All our Worries” by Davide Crudetti e Paola Di Mitri.
Our films distributed in Italy: “fuoriClasse”, by Stefano Collizzolli and Michele Aiello, “On the bride’ side” by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, “Patience, Patience, You’ll Go to Paradise!” by Hadja Lahbib and “Gaybay Baby” by Maya Newell, Untitled – by Michael Glawogger e Monika Willi, Isis Tomorrow – The Lost Souls of Mosul by Francesca Mannocchi e Alessio Romenzi, “Iuventa” by Michele Cinque, “I Villani “by Daniele De Michele, “Eldorado” by Markus Imhoof
ZaLab has produced so far participatory video laboratories in the Tunisian desert, in a Palestinian village in the West Bank, in Bologna, Rome, Padua, in the Aeolian Islands, in the suburbs of Barcelona, In Melbourne, Australia, involving migrants, children, asylum seekers.
Moreover, ZaLab promotes advocacy campaigns aimed to spread democracy and minority rights, especially through a grassroots distribution network, built over the years to promote an indipendent and non commercial distribution of its documentaries.
Michele Aiello, Matteo Calore, Davide Crudetti, Stefano Collizzolli, Andrea Segre, Sara Zavarise
Maud Corino – distribution, Nicoletta Cartocci – distribution assistant, Chiara Tringali – communication , Sandro Ginestri – administration, Elena Pinton – administration, Giulia Campagna – producer, Martina Tormena – fundraiser, Lucia Pornaro – fundraiser, Sergio Marchesini – web master