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Mariagiulia Grassilli

Adjunct professor

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali - Bologna


  • Academic - book chapters, articles on academic journals


    Grassilli M. (forthcoming) ‘ Anthropology and Cinema: Human Rights, Diversity and Development images and narratives”(provisory title)

    Grassilli M. (forthcoming) ‘AfricanBamba Human Rights Film Festival in Thiaroye, Senegal: development, capacity building and advocacy through a community based activist festival in the banlieue of Dakar’

    Grassilli M. (forthcoming) ‘Weh Health Centre: a co-development project from Italy to Camerun – in between traditional healers practice and modern medicine’

    Grassilli M. (2012) ‘Human Rights Film Festivals: Global/Local Networks for Social Justice and Advocacy’ in Iordanova D. and Torchin L. (eds.) (2012) Film Festivals and Activism, Film Festival Yearbook 4, St Andrews Film Studies, University of St Andrews

    Grassilli M. (2008) ‘Migrant Cinema: Transnational and Guerrilla Practices of Film Production and

    Representation’ in a Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 34, nr. 8

    Grassilli M. (2007) ‘Anthropology and Cinema: Visual Representations of Human Rights, Displacement and Resistance in Come Back Africa, by Lionel Rogosin’ in Visual Anthropology: vol. 20 (2 & 3) Special issue: The Frontiers of Visual Anthropology

    Grassilli M. (2007) ‘Migration and Diversity: African presence’ in Africa e Mediterraneo, 1/07 (59)

    Grassilli M. (2005) ‘Cultures and Conflicts: Visual Representations and Anthropology of Cinema’ in Culture e Conflitto di Callari Galli, Guerzoni e Riccio (eds.), Editore: Guaraldi

    Grassilli M. (2004) ‘Gabibbo and the Squatters: who speaks for whom? Alternative and official representation of immigration in Bologna’ in Grillo, R.D. and Pratt, J.C. (eds.) (2002) The Politics of Recognizing Difference: Multiculturalism Italian Style. Basingstoke: Ashgate

    Grassilli M. (2002) ‘Atzinganoe, mint tea and MCs: (multi)cultural education in Bologna’ in R. King (ed.) Special Edition, Studi emigrazione, 39(145), 2002, pp. 137 - 159

    Grassilli M. (2001) ‘Festas, Ferìas and Hip Hop: images of multiculturalism in Barcelona’ in King, R. ed. (2001) The Mediterranean Passage: Migration and New Cultural Encounters in Southern Europe, Liverpool University Press.

    Grassilli M. (1998) ‘J. Cole, New Racism in Europe’, review in Modern Italy, June 1998

    Grassilli M. (1997) Globalisation, resistance and Islam’ Dimensioni dello Sviluppo, n.1, 1997, pp. 123-136, 5

    Grassilli M. (1997) ‘Globalisation by M. Waters’, review in Dimensioni dello Sviluppo, n.1, 1997, pp.155- 158;


    Human Rights and Cinema - articles in journals and magazines

    Grassilli M. (2007) ‘In memory of Ousmane Sembene’ in Africa e Mediterraneo, 1/07 (59)

    Grassilli M., Tinti F. (2005) ‘Hotel Rwanda’, review in Afriche e Orienti, 4/2005, Bologna

    Grassilli M. (2004) ‘Cinema production in African and in the Mediterranean: international co-productions, digital technology and creativity’, in a Special Issue of Africa e Orienti: Voci di donne nel cinema in Africa e Mediterrano

    Grassilli M. (2002) Contemporary ‘arab cinema’: metissage, political committment and marginalised people, contribution to Arabian Sets, Genoa, May/June 2002

    Grassilli M. & Waller T. (2002) War on Screen: Reflections on Media, Reporting, Satire and Conflict in Herald Tribune, 20-21 Apr. 2002

    Grassilli M. & Vine S. (2002) Human Rights Cinema, in Zero in Condotta, 19 Apr. 2002



    • The Power of Migration – info-graphic by TIWI (Italia 2013, 3’) - producer
    • This is my Story. Or Ours? by Reda Zine (Italia, 2012, doc 40’) – producer
    • AMITIE (Italia 2011) – campaign promo - producer
    • Relentless by Andy Okoraofor (Nigeria, France 2010, 80’) – development producer
    • Tu te soviens de Adil? by Mohamed Zineddaine (Morocco, Italy 2008, 87’) – consultant
    • Life in the City by Abdoulaye Gaye (Italy 2009, docu-fiction 30’) – producer (Award Officina Cinema South East 2008)
    • La Communautè by Abdoulaye Gaye (Italy 2008 – short doc 20’) – producer
    • Voce dei Muti by Malick Ba (Italy, 2007, doc 30’) – producer (Jury Prize Human Rights Nights 2007)
    • Çamur by Derviz Zaim (Greece, Turkey 2003, 100’) – assistant producer (UNESCO Prize, Venice 2003
    • X-mas 2001: Migrants Office by Malick Ba (Italy 2002,15’) - producer(Best Film, Anti-Racism Festival Cecina)