Ruggero Romano
Documentarian & Homelessness Expert
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Ruggero Romano is a film director, producer, facilitator and host with an inter-disciplinary skillset in film, communication and community engagement. Ruggero Romano is incredibly passionate who draws substantial messages that complement the individual experience though collective awareness, team building and socially-relevant storytelling.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Community Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Storytelling

RUGGERO ROMANO BIOGRAPHY

Meet Ruggero Romano, Inspiring Italian documentarian, facilitator and show host with a dynamic and passionate outlook on life and all its challenges. Ruggero’s expertise derives from years of on-the-field work through his long journey of collaboration with underprivileged and under-represented communities making his film “V6A”, Ruggero Ramano has come to listen to, interview, and support a wide range of individuals at risk, getting to experience first-hand individual and collective resiliency- collaborating with under-privileged and under-represented communities during the making of his film “V6A”.

It is from that experience that Ruggero Romano draws substantial messages that complement the individual experience through collective awareness, team building and socially-relevant storytelling.

In 2016, Ruggero Romano landed as a new immigrant in Canada and his first job as a dishwasher connected him to the struggle of everyday life.  It was then that he devoted himself to filmmaking and storytelling for transformational purposes. As a skillful storyteller driven by authenticity, enthusiasm and optimism, Ruggero Romano has been called to engage with businesses, organizations and educational institutions after releasing his feature film “V6A”, designed to dissolve the stigma projected onto homelessness, addiction and mental health.

After releasing the film,  Ruggero Romano has been asked to talk at over 30 events in just one year to communicate and educate the meaningful values associated with mental health, resiliency and motivation across a multitude of groups, teams and communities. Ruggero’s engagement meets the balance between education, entertainment and inspiration, where interactivity, film and anecdotes ground the most important attitudinal values of our time.

Redefining the Homelessness Story - Houseless, not Homeless.

  • Through this “Home redefining” journey, Ruggero will dissolve the stigma projected onto “Homelessness, Addiction and Mental Health:” this is the ultimate bias-dissolution activity. The message explores de-stigmatization in innovative ways rooted in play, storytelling and connectivity. Showcasing, commenting and interacting with the most substantial scenes from “V6A”, Ruggero will take the audience on a journey of stigma recognition and dissolution to create a space for meaningful connection with under-privileged communities.

    While dissolving the stigma projected onto homelessness, the audience will also get to shape their own concept of |Home”, to apply it in their own individual and professional life. What differentiates Ruggero’s approach to the topic at hand is the intimacy, awareness and trust he built with the under-privileged community in DTES Vancouver: we believe and support his authentic, truthful and enveloped sensibility towards homelessness and its surrounding themes.

     

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The Diet of Self - The tools for personal and collective rebirth

  • The answer lies in what Ruggero calls “The Diet of Self”: we eat emotions, we drink energy, we breathe stories. Ruggero sees this diet as the invisible that makes us visible. It’s what makes us human. Through this multi-faceted, yet simple outlook on individual and collective health, Ruggero explores the elements of human understanding and functionality to redefine the narrative of groups, teams and communities.

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After watching Ruggero’s inspired documentary V6A at The Rio Theatre, I immediately sought him out to help his cause, and to bring his film to our Grace Club community. Upon meeting Ruggero, I was struck by Ruggero’s enthusiasm and charisma, his compassionate lens, and his obvious love of people. We instantly connected on our shared interest in activism and started to plan a screening event workshop for Grace Club.

Running a feminist social club and speaker series can be a recipe for social and political burn out- but my time collaborating with Ruggero Romano was effortless, energizing, and so motivating. I firmly believe his film is going to change the way marginalized people are seen, heard, and interacted with by society at large. During our screening, I observed audience members be visibly moved by Ruggero’s artistic direction- the way he seemingly effortlessly communicated his subjects’ humanity, and translated the theme of how we are all more alike than we are different.

His film, I believe, reminds us we are all connected- and that connection is what will fuel social progress. It’s a message that I know people appreciate, as we are hardwired to seek it out. I hope the world gets to see this film, and hear from Ruggero- he is an amazing facilitator, conversationalist, teacher, and artist. During his presentation, he radiates humour, intelligence, passion, and purpose. His speaking style is comfortable, authentic, and truly invigorating. We’re all just waiting for Ruggero’s future TED talk! It was an absolute dream working with Ruggero Romano and we will do it again in a heartbeat.”

Maggie Anderson

Community Curator

Grace Club YVR

I’ve been struggling to really put to words how deeply the film moved me. Simply put it was beautiful. It captured an essence of the downtown eastside I’ve always seen hints of being there from working here on the edges but have still always been an outsider too because of my own hypocritical fears.

Ruggero Romano did an amazing job of constructing the stories in a way that tapped into the heartstrings, putting your own life in perspective, while still portraying the raw culture of the community there. It was lovely to see that it was also well received by the members of the community itself. Someone mentioned in the Q&A afterward that it would be a fantastic piece to play to law enforcement and government agencies to give background and communicate an understanding of the people.

I’m not sure if it is possible, but it would also be amazing if we could host another screening at the HiVE. I suspect there are a lot more members who would love to see it and it is definitely aligned with our social impact values. I think it would be particularly motivating for the HiVE because we work so close to the area and have the opportunity to really change interactions with this community.”

Dawn

The HiVE

This was an exceptional evening. I really enjoyed the documentary and Ruggero’s answers to the numerous questions from the audience. There is an authentic desire to cherish and share the human experience. It has changed my perspective on homeless. Big thank you.

Lara Marchionni Jones

Career Coach

Douglas College

V6A” will change the way you think about the Downtown Eastside (and maybe even yourself)! Recently, I brought my English 11/12 students to a special showing of “V6A”, along with a Q & A with its filmmaker, Ruggero Romano, as part of a class unit exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness.

This opportunity to better understand the lived experiences of those in the DTES, through film and conversation, proved invaluable. “V6A” shines a different spotlight on the DTES – one that recognizes the resilience and capacity of the people who live there. Additionally, Ruggero brought one of his documentary’s subjects, to speak eloquently his own experiences as a member of the DTES community.

As a result, my students left with some powerful thoughts about what it means to be a human being, and to care about one another, our community, and our world. They also left inspired by Ruggero’s passion for life, for art, for community, and for social justice issues.

Besides broadening the students’ knowledge about the DTES community and the issues they face, Ruggero connected easily with the students by sharing his own experiences as a young person, and the path that led him to turn his dreams into reality by creating the “V6A” documentary. This experience proved to be an authentic way to help my students feel more connected to the people and issues in their community, and is one that young people and adults will not soon forget.

Krista Stremel

Teacher

North Delta Secondary School

I know a number of the people you interviewed in your V6A documentary; I watched it with extreme interest; at times the raw vulnerability which you captured was so beautiful, exquisite and intense, I almost had to look away. But I didn’t. And I was well rewarded. When it was over I had to sit still for a moment to digest the gravity of that which you portrayed.

This documentary has great impact. Thank you for making it and thank you for showing it for Heart of the City Festival. It would be great to activate so that more people could get to experience it, because that is what your documentary is, an experience.

Colleen

Carnegie Community Centre (DTES Vancouver)

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Ruggero Romano CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Community Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Storytelling
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