Francesca Trianni & Lynsey Addario Masterclass

Together with Italian director Francesca Trianni, Lynsey Addario is behind the documentary Paradise Without People, produced by TIME Studios. The documentary will have its Scandinavian premiere at the Stockholm International Film Festival, and the duo will hold a Masterclass on the topic of documentary journalism with a focus on covering refugees and war zones.

Set during the height of Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, Paradise Without People chronicles the emotional journey of two Syrian families and their asylum process in Greece as they attempt to build a new life for themselves in Europe to widely different results and expectations. Directed by Emmy-nominated journalist Francesca Trianni, it brings a glimmer of humanity to an international emergency that is too often simplified into a talking point for today’s polarized politics.

Lynsey Addario (Photojournalist) is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and Mac Arthur genius grantee. Since 2000, she has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan and Congo. She has survived two kidnappings in Iraq in 2004 and at the hands of the Gaddafi regime during the war on Libya in 2011. Addario’s New York Times Best selling memoir, It’s What I Do, which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world is set to become a movie. The movie rights for her memoir was acquired by Steven Spielberg.

Francesca Trianni (Director & Journalist) is an Emmy-nominated director and producer at TIME, where she has worked since 2013. She has contributed to many of TIME’s most important stories, and her work won a World Press Photo award for Innovative Storytelling in 2018. Paradise Without People, is Trianni’s debut feature documentary.

As a Helio member you can participate by RSVP to our Head Curator – make sure to do so before the 14th of November!

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