The Central Mediterranean’s sea has been the world’s most dangerous migration route for years.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over 20,000 people have died or disappeared there since 2014, with more the 90% of deaths due to drowning.

On 13th December 2022, LIFE SUPPORT, the EMERGENCY ship for search and rescue (SAR) sailed from Genoa for it first mission in the Central Mediterranean sea.

These are the voices of migrants and staff collected during the 10 days of navigation.

a film by Davide Preti

The reportage was published on Corriere della Sera.

January 2023


IT’S ONLY ONE LEG LESS – the stories of the Italian National Amputee Football Team

Through the voices of the players of the Italian National Amputee Football Team we follow the team during the World Cup 2022 played in Turkey in October.

Directed and edited by Davide Preti

The reportage was pulished on Internazionale.

november 2022


Il Centro di Chirurgia Pediatrica di EMERGENCY in Uganda nasce da un incontro, quello tra Gino Strada e Renzo Piano. Due uomini che hanno condiviso un sogno: quello di costruire un “ospedale scandalosamente bello” nel cuore dell’Africa che potesse unire la chirurgia pediatrica con il più alto livello di architettura. In Uganda, la mortalità infantile sotto i cinque anni è di 49 morti su 1.000 nati e il 30% di questi decessi è causato dalla mancanza di cure chirurgiche adeguate.
Il Centro di Entebbe triplica di fatto la disponibilità di posti letto chirurgici per i bambini in Uganda e diventerà un punto di riferimento per le necessità chirurgiche di tutto il continente africano.
Il Centro di chirurgia pediatrica di EMERGENCY curerà gratuitamente bambini e ragazzi di età inferiore ai 18 anni affetti da malformazioni congenite, problemi urologici e ginecologici, anomalie del tratto gastro-intestinale e altre patologie di pertinenza chirurgica.

Ideazione, Produzione, Postproduzione: Davide Preti

maggio 2022

Interno italiano (short-doc, 14′)

At the beginning of December 2020, the EMERGENCY NGO medical staff entered inside the Covid-2 ward of the San Giovanni di Dio Hospital in Crotone.
The camera, staying away from voyeurism and the apology of heroism, repeatedly crosses the threshold of the Covid-2 department, questioning the relationship between the inside, what we can or must see, and the outside, the relationship with the world.

Directed by di Davide Preti
Sound design by Dumbo Gets Mad

march 2021

The Cameroon Civil War

In Anglophone regions, violence intensified as government forces conducted large-scale security operations and armed separatists carried out increasingly sophisticated attacks.
Over 3,000 civilians and hundreds of security forces personnel have been killed in the Anglophone regions since 2016, when the crisis started. The unrest in these regions led to the displacement of over half-a-million people.

Gunmen stormed a private school in Cameroon’s Anglophone South-West region on October 24, 2020, killing 7 children and injuring at least 13 others.

Thousands of videos have been uploaded on the web but don’t reach international attention.

The reportage was pulished on italian television channel Tv2000.

Reportage by Davide Preti

january 2021

Covid19. Campo 87

As Italy emerges from coronavirus COVID-19 catastrophe, families try to recover loved ones from a lonely grave.

So small are the plastic white crosses, from a distance they’re barely visible.

But a closer look reveals they are part of a field of recently dug graves, not far from the centre of one of Italy’s largest and most sophisticated cities.

Each cross has a name and a plot number on it.

In a section of the Maggiore cemetery in Milan, 128 victims of COVID-19 were buried at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

The reportage was published on ABC Australia

client: ABC Australia
Reportage by Eugenio Grosso and Davide Preti

august 2020

Covid19. Fase 2. The ‘Milano da bere’ rebirth

How bars and restaurants faced, after at least 68 days of closure caused by the Coronavirus emergency, the reopening and the return to sociality

Covid19 has killed thousands of lives.
But is this virus changing the idea of ​​sociability?

After at least 68 days of months of ‘lockdown’ we are in phase 2, the beginning of a long transition towards a new normal.
On this journey through the most popular neighborhoods of Milan nightlife, we listen to the managers of bars and restaurants while they reorganize their facilities and create new services to deal with the emergency.
What are their fears, innovations, hopes and difficulties they are facing?
Will Milan be able to be reborn?

Reportage by Davide Preti
Lockdown shooting: Giovanni Freri

Thanks to:
Belè Restaurant
La Balera dell’Ortica
Marco Morona

June ’20