Artista - Giulia Zumpano

Giulia Zumpano

Class of: 1993
Nationality: Italiana | Italian
Degree course: Arte Cinematografica | Film Arts

Born in Novara in February 1993, Giulia graduated in New Technologies of Art at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. During this period, she pursued her passion for documentary films and completed “Persone”, “FR 8411” and “Essential Wastes”.
From 2016 to 2018 she attended the course of Cinematic Art at the RUFA Academy – Rome University of Fine Arts. Here she finished both the short film “La memoria è rossa e profuma di gardenie”, selected by several festivals in Europe, and the documentary “Dialoghi da dietro le quinte”, awarded with the Pathological Prize at the International Pathological Film Festival. An extract from this documentary was shown in the program “Save the Date” on Rai3.
Immediately after finishing university, she undertook a work experience in post-production video at the Superhumans advertising agency, where she took part in several important projects, including the video of the campaign for EBRI – Rita Levi Montalcini. This video-project received the highest recognitions at the Italian and European ADC Awards.

Doppelgänger, the social actor in the broken mirror of the director


A documentary about Dario Pasquarella, a deaf director and actor born in a village near Benevento from a peasant family. After a few years of particularly difficult isolation, his parents discover the existence of an institution for the deaf where Dario learned sign language and made new friends. The great depth of mind and the imagination that characterize Dario made him understand that theater would have been his world. For this reason in 2016 he founded the Arti & Mani association to create shows that can be enjoyed also by people who are deaf, unlike what used to happen before.

This short film is an immersion in a different reality and an exploration of the difficulties and of the potential of the documentary.