Corso Salani, born in Florence in 1961, graduated in 1984 from the local Istituto di Scienze Cinematografiche. In 1995 he taught a course on low-cost cinema at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 1999 he taught Italian at the Italian Academy in Warsaw. He both directs and acts. His roles as an actor include Il muro di gomma by Marco Risi, Il Conto Montecristo by Ugo Gregoretti for television, Il vento di sera by Andrea Adriatico. Among his films, Occidente (2000) (West), Palabras (2003), Il peggio di noi (2006) (Our Worst Side), and the celebrated six-documentary films-series Borders of Europe (2006-2007). In June 2008 he made his debut as novelist, with the novel Pochi metri d’occidente (A few western meters), published by Donzelli Publishing House, inspired by the third episode of the Borders of Europe series, produced by Vivo film.