Peter Entell (Switzerland)

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
  • A Home Far Away
    Switzerland, 2013
  • 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

Doc Alliance Members

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