Bruno Federico is an Italian filmmaker and cinematographer based in NYC, following a decade in Colombia, where he started making independent documentaries in 2010.
He regularly shoots for the PBS NewsHour, in the 2021 the series he shoot and produced about the extra-continental migration through Latino America won the National Headliner Award and was nominated for a Peabody Award.
Since 2020 he filmed 3 documentaries for Foreign Correspondent, the international documentary strand of the ABC (Australia).
His coverage of Colombia’s peace process was recognized with a 2017 Overseas Press Club Award (with Nadja Drost).
He has also shot and directed several independent documentary films, including “El Gigante” (The Giant) that picked up special mentions at international film festivals, and “Apuntando al Corazón” (Striking the Heart), a critical examination of the Colombian military’s propaganda campaigns.
He is currently in the sixth year of production on a documentary film with journalist and filmmaker Nadja Drost, The End of Our War, about a FARC guerrilla fighter and mother who lays down arms in Colombia’s peace deal.
He came to filmmaking and journalism after working for many years with trade unions and human rights organizations, and enjoys the opportunities journalism and filmmaking gives him to keep exploring and exposing issues he has long cared about, focusing on social and environmental conflicts.