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For forty years, Gianni Minà has been an esteemed correspondent for RAI, the Italian State television network, producing such programs as A History of Jazz, A History of Central and South American Music, and A History of Boxing. In 1981, he was awarded the Saint Vincent Prize for Best TV Journalist of the Year. From 1981 to 1984, he created and produced Blitz, the hit TV series. Between 1996 and 1998, he produced Storie [Stories], a popular interview-based TV program.
In 1987, Mr. Minà produced a historic documentary, interviewing Cuba's President Fidel Castro for 16 hours. He later published two books based on those interviews. His other published works include Marcos e l'insurrezione zapatista [Marcos and the Zapatist Insurrection], Un continente desaparecido [A Lost Continent], Il Papa e Fidel [The Pope and Fidel], Storie [Stories], and Un mondo migliore è possibile [A Better World is Possible].
His notable documentary features include Muhammad Alì, una storia americana [Muhammad Ali, An American Story]; Marcos: aquÍ estamos [Marcos: Here We Are], and Diego Maradona: non sarò mai un uomo comune [Diego Maradona: I'll Never Be a Common Man].
Most recently, Mr. Minà produced and directed the feature documentary Traveling with Che Guevara, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Motorcycle Diaries.