Vanessa Ragone was born in Santo Tome, a small town in the central province of Santa Fe. She studied photography first in Santa Fe and then at INCAA. Ragone is a documentarist whose work is innovative, provocative and ...展开beautiful in its composition.  Her 1993 documentary Vertigos...o contemplacion de algo que cae (Vertigo...or contemplation of something that falls) is a hybrid of documentary and the fictional styles of Alejandra Pizarnik, a highly respected poet in academic and literary circles. Vertigos won the first INCAA National Competition for Shorts. Her subsequent work on indigenous populations gives her subjects agency by providing them with cameras to film themselves. She uses this technique in her documentary Ayvu-Pora, las bellas palabras (Ayvu-Pora, the beautiful words, 1998), sponsored by the United Nations Development Program in 1998, a film in which she presents an inter-creative experience with a Guarani community in Tamandua, Misiones (a province in the east). Her documentary has recently been screened at the New York Videoteca del Sur as part of the series "The Most Relevant of Latin America." Ragone is curren tly developing this technique further in a feature-length documentary called Una de indios (Another One About Indians).