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Roberto Minervini on Anger, Aggression, Fear in American South

Roberto Minervini on Anger, Aggression, Fear in American South

Roberto Minervini, an Italian-born Texas-based documentarian, former punk band singer and It technician, is known for spending months or years building connections and trust within communities as he films their lives.

Shooting handheld himself, filming without cutting until data cards are full and he can no longer hold up his Arri Amira camera, Minervini is seemingly obsessed with what he calls his responsibility to create “a sacred space…for them to be who they are. That’s who I am as a filmmaker.”

His controversial 2015 film “The Other Side” chronicles the lives of “people on the outs, poor, dealers, criminals, then the militias.” The young white males that populate the back roads of Louisiana and Texas are in a place Minervini relates to, he told Ji.hlava docu film fest director Marek Hovorka in a masterclass at the 24th edition of the Czech Republic’s leading non-fiction film event.

“The feeling of abandonment,

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