Gianfranco Rosi graduated from New York University Film School. He has produced, directed and photographed: Boatman (shot in India in 1993); Afterwords, which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2001. He also worked as director of photography and cameraman for several documentaries. Below Sea Level, which he also directed and photographed and produced, premiered in Venice 2008 and won several awards such as the Orizzonti Documentary Award, the Grand Prix and Prix Des Jeunes at Cinema Du Reel Paris and Best Italian Documentary 08/09 at Bellaria Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards 2009. He is a guest lecturer at New York University Film School, and the CCC in Mexico City and teaches documentary at SUPSI in Switzerland and at the Accademia del l’immagine in L’Aquila.