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Iva Radivojevic, Consulting Editor, spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus before setting off for New York to pursue her artistic goals. Her work explores themes of identity, migration and immigration; her films have screened at SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, and Hot Docs festivals. Iva was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013. Her first feature documentary, EVAPORATING BORDERS, a selected project at IFP Film Week, is currently touring the world.
Gini Reticker, Consulting Producer, was nominated for an Oscar for the documentary ASYLUM and won an Emmy for LADIES FIRST, about women’s role rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda. She joined forces with producer Abigail Disney to direct the renowned WOMEN, WAR & PEACE and is currently producing and directing THE TRIALS OF SPRING about Arab women before, during and after the revolutions in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
Cinzia Rocchi, Associate Producer/Translator, was born to a family that traces its roots in Civita back to 1500. She left Italy to study Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths University of London, where she produced a highly regarded master’s thesis that explored the effect of tourism on local cultures. Later, at the Royal Anthropology Institute, Cinzia created HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS, a documentary film about young London squatters. Cinzia has returned to Civita, and plays an essential role translating and helping produce CIVITA.
Deborah Shaffer, Consulting Producer, directed WITNESS TO WAR: DR CHARLIE CLEMENTS, which won the Academy Award for Short Documentary in 1985, FIRE FROM THE MOUNTAIN, which received an Emmy nomination, and DANCE OF HOPE, which received the Prix d'Or–FIPA and screened at Sundance. Involved in making social issue documentaries since the 1970s, Schaffer was an Executive Producer of the Academy Award-nominated ASYLUM. Most recently she directed and produced TO BE HEARD, which aired nationwide on PBS in 2012. Deborah was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986.
Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development. His recent book is New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate. He lived and taught in Italy, was honored with the Rome Prize and wrote Housing in Italy: Urban Development and Political Change.
Richard Ingersoll teaches art, architecture, and sustainable urbanism at NYU and Syracuse University (both in Florence, Italy). His recent publications are World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History and Sprawltown: Looking for the City on its Edges. He was a key participant in the 2008 World Monument Fund’s symposium Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Tuff Towns—Civita di Bagnoregio, Pitigliano and Orvieto
Claudio Margottini leads the colossal geological preservation project in Civita di Bagnoregio, a situation he regards as urgent. He is currently engaged at ISPRA, Italy’s Department of Geological Survey, and as Vice President of the International Consortium on Landslides in Kyoto, Japan. He taught Geological Engineering for the Protection of Cultural Heritage at the University of Modena, Italy, and now teaches Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy and Thermogeology in Wuhan, China. He serves as a consultant to UNESCO and many other international bodies, developing geological engineering techniques to preserve cultural heritage sites from natural disasters and environmental threats.
Manuela Ricci, architect and distinguished professor, is director of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Sapienza, Università di Roma and FOCUS (Formazione, Cultura, Storia) Research Centre, which is dedicated to the integrated preservation and management of small historic centers, with emphasis on Italian hill towns.
Carol Martin Watts is Professor Emerita of architectural history and design at Kansas State University. She first encountered Civita di Bagnoregio in 1973, bought a house there, and a year later wrote her thesis Change and Continuity in Civita, An Italian Hill Town. Watts continued to develop her property in Civita over the span of 40 years, with ongoing restorations to the house and nearby gardens. Her other Italian research projects have focused on Roman residential architecture, the historical layering of cities and urban transformation.