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Valentina Canavesio

VALENTINA CANAVESIO works as a producer on documentaries and magazine TV shows worldwide. She is the founder of Ayoka Productions, a non-profit that uses short films to raise awareness about inspiring grassroots initiatives. She produced the feature documentary These Birds Walk that premiered at SXSW in 2013.

In Conversation

ROBERT GREENE with Valentina Canavesio

Once a promising actress with a recurring role on the hit TV show The Wire, Brandy Burre is now stuck in the routine of life as a suburban housewife and mom, in upstate New York. In his captivating new documentary Actress, Robert Greene offers her a chance to perform.

In Conversation

ROBERT GREENE with Valentina Canavesio

In his captivating new documentary Actress, Robert Greene offers her a chance to perform as herself in all her roles—partner, lover, mom, thespian—at a time when she is getting back into the world of auditions, and while her relationship with the father of her children is disintegrating.

In Conversation

LOTFY NATHAN with Valentina Canavesio

In one of the most lyrical sequences in the film, Pug, the young protagonist of Lotfy Nathan’s new documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, explains the genesis of the film’s title:“They call them 12 O’Clock Boys because they drive the bike straight back, like the hands on the clock.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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