Chosen pieces of a life's work

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The Films of Cecilia Mangini

Cecilia Mangini (1927-1921) was a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her work brings a committed, attentive and personal look at the individual and society, paying particular attention to the issues of marginality, immigration and social injustices. First woman to shoot documentaries in the post-war period, screenwriter of some feature films and more than forty short films, mostly made with her husband Lino Del Fra. She has explored Italy from the late fifties to the early seventies, often turning her gaze to Southern Italy and Puglia, to seek the rituals of an ancient culture that disappeared overwhelmed by the rapid changes imposed by the economic boom. In 2009, Cecilia received in Florence the Medal of the President of the Republic, "for having transmitted to future generations, through her activity as a documentary filmmaker, some of the most beautiful images of Italy in the 50s and 60s".

About The Field

Movies from the great names of documentary cinema, from its origins to more recent productions. An exploration of the variety of writings, styles and approaches, through the masterpieces of renowned filmmakers… or more obscure ones.


Naomie Décarie-Daigneault
Tënk's Artistic Director

Claire Simon

Arnaud Hée
Programmer, professor and critic

Pascale Paulat
Artistic co-director of 'Les États généraux du film documentaire'

Christophe Postic
Artistic co-director of 'Les États généraux du film documentaire'