Emanuela Zuccalà

Independent Journalist & Filmmaker, Author of UNCUT

Author of UNCUT

Independent Journalist & Filmmaker



Emanuela Zuccalà is a freelance journalist, writer and filmmaker experienced in women’s rights. Her work has been published, among others, by Io Donna, Corriere della Sera, D – La Repubblica in Italy; El País in Spain; Worldcrunch in France; Mail & Guardian in South Africa. Author of 7 books published in Europe and South America, she won several journalism prizes, such as the For Diversity-Against Discrimination Award of the European Commission (2007) and the Press Freedom Award of Reporters Sans Frontières (2012).

Her documentary movie Just To Let You Know That I’m Alive (co-directed by Simona Ghizzoni) has been awarded by the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City, by the Aan Korb of the BBC in London and the Annecy Cinema Italien Festival in 2014. In 2016 she launched Uncut, a multimedia project on female genital mutilations in Africa and Europe, which so far has received 14 international prizes. Her latest book is Giardino Atomico (Infinito, 2017), a long-form reportage on the social consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.

Twitter and Instagram: @ezuccala

Web: emanuelazuccala.it, uncutproject.org

29 June 2017

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4 March 2016

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