Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Mauro Aprile Zanetti
Mauro Aprile Zanetti is the chief creative officer at Eva Flair, a fashion start-up platform fostering authentic "Made in Italy" products. Mauro is also an independent filmmaker, writer, and freelance journalist. He has collaborated with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Internationalization of Italy to direct and produce videos with a focus on music, welfare, social, and cultural themes. Mauro is a long-time collaborator with èITALIA magazine, as special correspondent from New York City, on the Internationalization of Italy as well as with the Italian-American newspaper, America Oggi-ICN Radio, NY. After publishing his book, La Natura Morta de la Dolce Vita - A Mysterious Morandi in the Matrix of Fellini's Vision, 2008, he has been lecturing on multidisciplinary topics in North American Universities, Institutes for Film & Italian Studies (NYC & SF), and in France, Italy, Israel, and Malta.
Most recently, Mauro created and directed a series of videos called Cultural Ambassadors Circle in honor of the 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the United States and on behalf of the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco. Mauro received his bachelor's degree in foreign languages and literature from John Fitzgerald Kennedy School/Ispica and his master of arts in film/cinema/video studies from the University of Pisa.