Alessandro Leonardi and Elena Horn (2017) come to the Logan Nonfiction Program as filmmaking partners, editing a documentary that explores the culture of historical guilt in Germany by focusing on how German schools teach children about the Holocaust.
Alessandro has been working on a range of independent fiction and documentary films over the last four years in London and Italy. After his debut documentary “Generation in Transit” was selected for the BBC Fresh Award in 2014, he covered the first anniversary of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, analyzing the Kurdish involvement in President Tayyip Erdogan’s rise to power.
With an academic background in philosophy, he seeks to bring unexpected perspectives on topics like political protests, mafia culture, capitalism, and the working class. He has directed both documentary and fiction films, and his work has been broadcast on Rai1 in Italy and Spiegel TV in Germany. His most recent film is “A Show For Myself.”