Rossella Schillaci (b. Turin, Italy) attended "I Cammelli" Video School and earned a masters degree in Visual Anthropology at Manchester in 2000. She made her directorial debut with the awardwinning Ascuntami (2000) followed by Pratica e Maestria (2005). She has co-directed productions for RAI and Endemol. Her TV documentary Living Beyond Borders (2004) was filmed in India. She is instructor and researcher at the University of Milan and the Lombardy Region Archives of Ethnography and Social History.