Gionatan Tecle

MFA Student

Documentary Filmmaking


Gionatan Tecle was born and raised in Italy by migrant parents who fled Eritrea during the civil war. After completing his BFA in Cinematic Art at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he worked as a camera operator for five years and developed a strong passion for experimental narratives and documentaries. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree at UCLA in Cinematography and uses the documentary medium to explore the visual language of images and conceptual approaches to human behavior.