Clemente’s work revolves around questions of identity and cultural contrast. Commissions for the Rai Sat Art Channel in Italy have included documentaries on contemporary artists and architects, including Jim Dine, Frank Gehry and Brice Marden. The documentaries evolved and soon she was collaborating with artists on short art films, such as These Imaginary Boys and Know Yourself with Adrian Tranquilli.

In 2002, Clemente directed and photographed Three Worlds: A Portrait of Francesco Clemente, which premiered on Rai Sat Art and won best new documentary at Corto Circuito Festival in Naples. In 2005, she worked with Richard Tuttle and Mario Sorrenti on a short film commissioned by W Magazine for national distribution with its first Art Issue. Also in 2005, Clemente began work on her first feature documentary, Our City Dreams. After successful openings at Art Basel (where it opened the ArtFilm series), Locarno and Hamptons Film Festivals, and the Film Forum in New York, Our City Dreams will open at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.