Film director and visual artist Marianna Francese moved to France after her studies in Communication Sciences and International Relations in Italy and Turkey, and there obtained her Master's degree in Anthropology at the EHESS in Paris. She married her human studies with Photography and Cinema workshops, such as the Atelier di Cinema del Reale in Naples. Spanning cinema and the visual arts, her work has been shown in film festivals including !f Istanbul, Fajr; photography festivals such as Fotografia Europea, SIfest OFF, Rencontres photographiques de Paris, Festival de la Photographie Méditerranéenne and Aleppo International Photo Festival.