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Born in 1949 (Lier - Belgium)

Direction of Documentary films :

 

2004
Grandir au collège – 85’
Coproduction INA – France 5
Patrimoine au Festival du Réel Prize – 2004


2002
La véritable histoire du bus 402 - 78’
Coproduction Les Films d’Ici – Yumi Productions – Arte
Selection Festival du Réel – 2002


1999
La commission de la vérité - 138’ and 124’ in 2 parts
Coproduction Archipel 33 - La Sept Arte - Entre Chien et Loup - W.I.P - Lichtpunt
Prizes Bibliothèques and Louis Marcorelles's Prize - Cinéma du Réel 1999
Nominated for the European Documentary Award 1999 - Eurpean Film Academy
Scam Best Prize 2000
Golden Conch – Mumbai Film Festival 2002


1994
Que faire ? - 52’
Coproduction Archipel - JBA Production - France 3 - INA


1989
Histoires de classes
Production RTBF - ZDF - GSARA


1982
Dans les bureaux
Production INA


1979
Quelques nouvelles d’une colonie de malades mentaux à Geel près d’Anvers
Three documentaries co-directed with Vincent Blanchet.
Coproduction INA - RTBF - AATON


1975-78
Geel  - co-directed with Vincent Blanchet
Coproduction INA - ZDF - AATON

 

Ateliers VARAN' S Workshop direction


1982
Varan. Both Director and Teacher in the workshops (Paris and abroad)

1982 - 1983
Workshop in Mexico. Creation of a Bolivian Workshop in Telamayu.


1985 / 1988
Creation of the Johannesburg's Workshop (South Africa).


1987 / 1988
Direction of the project Chroniques sud-africaines - program of the Johannesburg's Workshop
Coproduction JBA Productions - INA - La Sept - ZDF - Channel IV - RAI 3
Best Prize Festival "Vidéo réalités" in Brussels (Belgium) 1988.


1989 / 1990
Creation of the Paris Workshop "Directing documentaries".


1990
Direction of the project Non-lieux by Mariana Otero and Alejandra Rojo
Coproduction Yumi – La Sept – ZDF
Prize of the Best Documentary Vaulx-en-Velin Film Festival (France) - 1992


1993 / 1994
Direction of the project Exil à Domicile by Leïla Habichi and Benoît Prin
Coproduction Yumi – La Sept/Arte – CRRAV – Vidéorème
Prize of the Best Documentary - Professional Section  - Festival « Traces de vie » (France) - 1994
René Vautier Prize and Doc Prize - Festival de L’Archanière - 1994
Documentary Prize - Festival de l’intégration républicaine (Marne-La-Vallée, France) - 1995

   

1994 / 1995
Direction of the project My vote is my secret, Chroniques sud-africaines 1994 in Johannesburg
Coproduction JBA Production - Direct Cinema Workshop - La Sept/Arte - Périphérie Productions
Jury 's Prize at IFRA - Amsterdam 1995
Special Mention Best Video Documentary - Lisboa Encounters (Portugal) - 1995
Joris Ivens's Prize - Cinéma du Réel Festival 1996
Human Rights Prize - Meilleures ambassadrices Prize- Cinéma Africain et Créole, Vues d’Afrique Montreal 1995


2004
Participate to the creation of Hanoï 's Workshop (Viet-Nam)
Participate to the creation of Marseilles's Workshop (France)