Alessia Camoirano Bruges is an Emmy nominated documentary film-maker, journalist, host and artist based in London. She is interested in stories that focus on the human experience with a particular attention to social disparity, crime, drugs, culture, mental health and current affairs. Her credits include BBC, VICE, Channel 4, Discovery and more. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, both public and private collections.
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Alessia Camoirano Bruges - Journalist & Producer
Damanhur is a microsociety and Italian ecovillage in the hills of Northern Italy, founded in 1977, boasting its own language, religion, and currency, with over 600 citizens. They believe their leader, Oberto Airaudi Falco, traveled in time to the lost city of Atlantis and learned ancient healing practices, which they still practice today. Each year, they host their annual birthday celebration, where Damanhurians from all over the world return to Damanhur, decked in white robes, and perform ceremonial rituals. VICE's Alessia Camoirano Bruges attends the annual celebration, to learn more about a group who have turned their back on society, intending to create their own utopian paradise.
Emmy Nominated Documentary
The Teenage Mafia Academy - Hosted and produced a documentary that explores how the Camorra recruits kids. Alessia Camoirano Bruges was the first woman to ever interview active Camorra bosses on camera.
Current Affairs feature length documentary for Discovery Channel. Researched and access to contributors all around the world.
Topical programme for BBC ONE
Produced a documentary about the gang wars in Marseille.
Produced a documentary about how the oil and fossil fuel industry have infiltrated governments, banks, courts with unique interviews to whistleblowers.
Produced a documentary about a rave in Ukraine as people were being drafted to go to war.
Tulum is experiencing an explosion of people taking Bufo Alvarius. Also called “speed-toading,” it involves smoking the milked poison of the Sonoran Desert toad in a glass pipe and is considered to be the most powerful hallucinogen in the world. Now, growing numbers of psychedelic tourists are traveling to Tulum where Bufo ceremonies are legal, in search of a life-changing experience. However, there are many reports of profoundly negative experiences, lasting psychosis and allegations of sexual assault during ceremonies.
An estimated half a million men in the UK are addicted to steroids. In fact, the class C drug is the second most used drug after Cannabis. But steroids come with some pretty alarming side effects - from liver and kidney failure as well as mood swings and increased oestrogen which results in men needing breast reduction surgery. In this episode of High Society, we dive into the UK’s steroid epidemic - from the dealers selling it, to the young men getting hooked on it. How dangerous are steroids?
In this episode of ‘Gangsta Rap International’, host Chuckie travels to Italy to meet two of the country's biggest and most controversial rappers: Baby Gang & Rondodasosa. Their connection to public disorder and constant run-ins with the police has made them public enemy number one. Despite this, their fanbase and notoriety have increased in equal measure, which has led to multi-platinum-selling records and sold-out international shows. We met them just after they became the first two rappers to be banned from performing in multiple Italian cities.
Alessia Camoirano Bruges was born in Genoa, Italy, from a Colombian mother and Italian father. She speaks fluently English, Italian, Spanish and some German. She spent her childhood between various cities in Italy, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia, Ecuador and Colombia. She then moved to London to study journalism then Film and TV at the University of the Arts London where she graduated with first class honours. She’s always been interested in exploring what makes us humans and all the nuances that drive us, without judgment but with a deep sense of curiosity and marvel towards realities that are close and far away from her. Her investigative approach, extensive experience in hard access and ability to fully immerse into the story have lead her to become the youngest producer and host to ever interview the mafia (Camorra specifically) on camera.
Besides working on documentaries, Alessia is a skilled writer and artist. Her scripts have turned into feature length films which were presented at various Film Festivals, including Cannes. She is a contributor for the Mighty, a mental health magazine and she is currently finishing her first book. Her works have been exhibited and collected worldwide.
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