About us

Ivan Franceschini is a PhD candidate at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He has been living in China since 2006, conducting researches on topics related to labour rights and civil society. In 2009 he published “Cronache dalle fornaci cinesi” (Chronicles from the Chinese brick kilns) and in 2010 he co-edited the book “Germogli di società civile in Cina” (Blossoms of civil society in China). In January 2012 he published a new book, “Cina.net – Post dalla Cina del nuovo millennio” (China.net – Posts from new millennium’s China). He is a regular contributor and a co-founder of Cineresie.info an italian blog on contemporary China. For Dreamwork China Ivan did field research, script writing and interviews.

Tommaso Facchin is a freelance translator and documentarist. He has been travelling and working in China since 2005. In 2008 Tommaso co-authored “Storia di una moschea errante” (The story of a wandering Mosque) a video documentary about the Muslim community in a small city in Northeast Italy, awarded in 2009 at the Filmmakers al chiostro festival in Pordenone. He is the cinematographer, script writer and editor of Dreamwork China. He’s also a regular contributor and co-founder of Cineresie.info, an Italian blog on contemporary China.

Tommaso Bonaventura is a photographer from the Italian photographic agency Contrasto.Professional photographer since 1992, he shot many reportages such as those on the Danube River, East Countries and his deep research of the Italian Muslim community. Bonaventura also carried out a long-term project on Christian pilgrimages in Europe, “Pilgrims”; with this work he won the Gribaudo Prize, the honourable mention at the FNAC prize and the World Press Photo 2005. In the last few years he’s been often working in China, where he developed a project on the Chinese Communist Party. For Dreamwork China he shot the series of worker portraits in the “Real Woman Photoshop” studio.