Roberto Omegna

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Roberto Omegna
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Roberto Omegna (1939)
Born(1876-05-28)28 May 1876
Died29 November 1948(1948-11-29) (aged 72)
Turin, Piedmont
Years active1904–1936

Roberto Omegna (May 27, 1876–November 29, 1948) was an Italian cinematographer and film director. Omegna assisted Arturo Ambrosio is setting up the Turin-based company Ambrosio Film, which became one of the leading Italian studios of the silent era. [1] While Omegna directed a number of fiction films, he became best known for his documentary efforts such as The Leopard Hunt (1908) and Elephants at Work (1911). [2]

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