Bruno Federico is an Italian filmmaker and cinematographer based in New York City, after a decade in Colombia, where he started making independent documentaries in 2010.
He regularly shoots for PBS NewsHour, and during 2020, he shot two documentaries for Foreign Correspondent (ABC in Australia). His coverage of Colombia’s peace process was recognized with a 2017 Overseas Press Club Award with Nadja Drost, a Pulitzer Center grantee.
Federico's work focuses on social and environmental conflicts. He has shot and directed several documentary films, including El Gigante (The Giant), which 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 and Drost are working together on a documentary about FARC rebels making the transition from war to peace in Colombia’s peace process.
Federico came to filmmaking and journalism after working for many years with trade unions and human rights organizations.