Peter Entell was born in 1952 in New York, USA. Since 1975 lives in Switzerland. Originally studied antropology but later decided for documentary filmmaking. He has worked in Europe, Africa and Asia on social, political and environmental projects. He received the Guggenheim Foundation grant. In 1998, nominated for the Swiss Film Prize for the Best Documentary for Rolling.
Moving on: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe (Switzerland, 1983)
Depending on Heaven (Switzerland, 1987)
Waiting for the Caribou (Switzerland, 1991)
Rolling (93´, France/Switzerland, 1997)
Le tube (81´, Belgium/Switzerland, 2001)
Josh's Trees/ Les arbres de Josh (76´, Switzerland, 2005)
Shake the Devil Off (99´, Switzerland, 2007)
Haiku - Peter Entell (Orig.) /
Josh's Trees (Orig.) /
2005 / Switzerland
/ 76 min
When the best friend of the film director dies, his son is less than a year old. Five years later, the boy is just beginning to ask questions about his father. How can he construct an image of the Dad he doesn’t remember?
Shake the Devil Off (Orig.) /
2007 / Switzerland
/ 99 min
It is six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Its inhabitants – mostly poor Afro-Americans – have lost their family, homes, and work.
Le Tube (Orig.) /
2001 / Belgium, Switzerland
/ 60 min
A little girl throws a fit when the television is turned off. What's going on? Everyone seems either hypnotized, addicted, or turned into a vegetable by the tube. Her father, a TV journalist, decides to get to the bottom of it.