TITLE Erasmus in Gaza
YEAR 2018
DIRECTOR Chiara Avesani e Matteo Delbò
FORMAT Digital

Riccardo, 24 years old, graduating in medicine from the University of Siena, is the first student in the world to participate in the European “Erasmus” university exchange program in the Gaza Strip. Entering Gaza, however, is not easy, and when the armed conflict reignites violently, Riccardo is forced to make difficult choices, for himself and for the people around him. But the comparison and the presence of his new friends and colleagues will be the element of strength and courage that will allow him to overcome fears and cross professional and human pitfalls, realizing, beyond all expectations, the dream of becoming a surgeon. A universal story of education, friendship, courage and love of a millennial who only wants to chase his future.


Chiara Avesani e Matteo Delbò

Journalist. For RAI 3 (National Italian Public TV) she has worked both in investigative journalism programs, such as Report, and in reportage programs such as Doc3 or Fattore Umano. As a freelance she has collaborated with Al Jazeera America in the foreign policy program “Compass” and in “America Tonight. For Sky News she worked as a correspondent from Iraq in the areas of Mosul and Shingal. In 2019 he won the World Press Photo in the Short Digital Storytelling category with the short documentary “Ghadeer” on the reconstruction efforts of Iraqi civil society after the war. For Rai documentaries she of “Roma” and the Biopic on Fabiola Giannotti director of CERN in Geneva.

Director and filmmaker. After graduating from the “National School of Cinema”, he won the David di Donatello for the best short film with the film “Mona Lisa”. He live broadcasted for the Corriere della Sera website. He worked as DOP for more than 30 reportages on social issues. With these works he won an Ilaria Alpi prize and two Flaiano prizes for the best social reportage. He worked for Aljazeera English for “Witness” and for Sky News from Mosul in Iraq. For Rai he collaborated on a permanent basis as DOP for Report Rai3 and Fattore Umano Rai 3. In 2017 he is DOP of the documentary film “One more jump” which wins, among other awards, the Primed international Festival of Mediterranean Documentary end reportage and the Prix Europa_ European broadcasting Oscar. In 2019 with the short “Ghadeer” he won the World Press Photo 2019 in the Short Digital Storytelling Contest category