She made her debut with the award-winning L’isola, presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the 56th Cannes Film Festival in 2003. In the same year the making of Racconti per L’isola was invited to the Venice International Film Festival in the New Territories section . She has twice won the Silver Ribbon for best documentary: with Terramatta in 2013 and Triangle in 2015. Among her documentary films presented in the most important international festivals and winners of various awards in Italy and abroad: Ècosaimale? (2000), The child Joachim (2000), Hélène’s bag (2000), Devi’s insomnia (2001), Raìz (2004), The world on her shoulders (2006), My human heart (2009), With the breathless (2013, Special Award for Silver Ribbons), Triangle (2014, Cipputi Award), 87 hours (2015, Special Award for Silver Ribbons). With Ascent Film she made Looks my son, presented in 2018 at the Locarno Film Festival, winner of the Ciak d’Oro Bello e invisibile and the Nastro d’Argento “for legality”. In 2018 she received the Visioni Dal Mondo Award, the CIR Award and the Amnesty International Award and in 2019, at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, she was President of the Jury of the Venezia Classici section. Since 2019 she is Artistic Director of the Palermo branch of the Experimental Cinematography Center dedicated to Documentary Cinema.