First place

by Silvia Bencinelli and Chiara Tarfano

Curriculum of the authors
Silvia Bencivelli graduated from the University of Pisa in Medical Science and obtained a Master’s degree from Sissa, the International School for Advanced Studies of the University of Trieste, in Communication of Science. She is now a scientific journalist who has cooperated with Radio 3 Scienza, Cosmo and Presa Diretta. She is author of the books “Perchè ci piace la musica” (Sironi Editore, febbario 2007) and “Il sesso a test” (Alpha test editore).
Chiara Tarfano is a videomaker who has placed first in a session at the Festival Racconti Toscani. Beside, in 2011 she won the third-place at the National Journalistic Award Chiara Baldassarri.

This is the life story of a freelance scientific journalist, who cannot count on permanent contracts and faces therefore fearful and restless thoughts about her future.

This work presents the self-portrait of a freelance journalist. It describes, without any ideological compromise, the condition of all temporary knowledge workers. This video explains clearly and lightly the identity and the emotional implications underlying the condition of precariousness, making use of highly expressive forms of language and of coherent strategies of direction and editing.