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Documentary

Among this set of films, "Jean Paul" and "On the Road to Bagan" are part of more extensive projects, for feature documentaries. Filmed respectively in Cameroon and Myanmar, and spoken in the local languages, they are presented here with English subtitles. Every other film in this section was shot in Italy, including the ones commissioned by Current TV that you can find below.

Watch this section's showreel (3'30") or go on to the full version of each short film:

  • Seaside Out (2009, 19'50")
    An old Italian fisherman and his world, between sea and land.

  • Jean Paul (2006, 8'20")
    Madness or superstition, magic or fear: tragic outcomes of an only seemingly distant story.

  • On the Road to Bagan (2005, 7'30")
    What lies beneath a smile on the road to Bagan (Myanmar).

  • The Waterbook (2004, 9'20")
    Water: eight chapters, eight stories collected down the street.

  • Roma, Underground Musicians (2004, 25')
    For most people they are just loud scroungers. But who are these "gipsies with the accordion"?


As mentioned above, besides the short films that you can watch on this website, Francesco Uboldi has also made short documentaries for Current TV. If you miss them when they air on SKY, you still have the chance to catch them on the network's website. At the moment, you can watch these three – in Italian, without English subtitles (please note that all these videos can be removed from the Internet by the network itself, temporarily or permanently, at any time):

  • Le nuove pin-up (2009, 10'30")
    Italian Suicide Girls: no more silicone-enhanced Barbie dolls, here come the queens of alternative porn.

  • Professione: regista porno (2008, 6'30")
    Roby Bianchi has directed over 200 porn films. Here is one set of his, with his personal take on the industry.

  • L'allungamento del pene (2008, 6'10")
    Penis enlargement: from online pharmacies, to sex shops, to an actual operating room.