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Director

Elisa Paloschi is a photographer and filmmaker/producer who is drawn to stories with a human voice. Her work is fuelled by an impetuous desire to partake in those stories as they unfold around her.

Elisa made her first documentary in the early 90s, Barabba of Mondello, about a homeless man who transformed the Italian seaside community where he was living. Since then, she’s taken her camera into the Roma camps of Palermo, a blue collar tavern to follow an Italian love song competition and deep under the Coral Sea of Australia to film whales, to name just a few places. Her short experimental and documentary work has screened in festivals such as Oberhousen, Bellaria, Palermo and Rome, and broadcast on national and region Italian television.  In the late 90s she began exploring the non-linear world, and produced award winning interactive media such as Weirdstop. In 2012 she completed Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett.  She is currently developing Midget’s & Misfits, a doc about the fans of Tom Wait and The Memory of Forgetting an interactive documentary about an abandoned Sicilian town. She is currently in postproduction with Driving with Selvi about South India’s first female taxi driver.