Born in Boston in 1959, film director Béatrice Bakhti is a graduate of the London International Film School, after graduating at Geneva Universty, Faculty of Psychology. In London she worked during four years as assistant film editor, then editor for Channel 4 and the BBC. Since 1992, as independent director of documentary films and editor with Troubadour Films in Geneva, she also works with Télévision Suisse Romande as director for a number TV programs. She is currently director for Signes, a program for deaf and hearing-impaired people.
Since 1992 Béatrice Bakhti has been directing for Troubadour Films a series of four documentary films about adolescence: Teen Stories. Concurrently with this long range project, she has, among others, co-directed Traditional Flavours of Switzerland (2001-2003) with Nasser Bakhti, and was responsible for editing the feature film Night Shadows and the TV series Here’s to Love! both directed by Nasser Bakhti.
Traditional Flavours of Switzerland - together with Nasser Bakhti (Switzerland, 2003)
Romans d´Ados/ Teen Stories (4x90´, Switzerland, 2010)
Romans d'ados / TEEN STORIES 1 – The End Of Innocence (Orig.) / Switzerland / 98 min
Story about how difficult it is to leave the innocence of childhood behind and to discover the turmoil of adolescence.
Romans d'ados / TEEN STORIES 4 – Nearly Adults but… (Orig.) / 2010 / Switzerland / 106 min
The seven teens from western Switzerland, who have been followed since their pre-adolescence, are now almost eighteen years old and faced with their coming of age!