Thierry Michel (Belgium)

Thierry Michel is a Belgian film director, mostly making social and political documentaries. Over a twenty-year period he has made a series of documentaries on different aspects of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Taken together his films provide a unique overview of the social, economic and political life of the country. Thierry Michel was born in Charleroi in Belgium on 13 October 1952 in an industrial region called "The Black Country". At the age of 16 he began cinema studies at the Institute of broadcast arts in Brussels. While there he experienced the last student upheavals of 1968. He became one of the leaders of an emerging Walloon cinema movement. Thierry Michel became interested in ethnographic work in developing countries, particularly Africa.

Filmography

  • Mines
    1970
  • Ferme du Fir
    1971
  • Portrait d'un auto-portrait
    1973
  • Pays Noir, Pays Rouge
    1975
  • Chronique des saisons d'acier
    1982
  • Hiver 60
    1982
  • Hôtel particulier
    1985
  • Issue de secours
    1987
  • Gosses de Rio
    1990
  • À fleur de terre
    1990
  • Zaïre, le cycle du serpent
    1992
  • La Grâce perdue d'Alain Van der Biest
    1993
  • Somalie, l'humanitaire s'en va-t'en-guerre
    1994
  • Les Derniers Colons
    1995
  • Nostalgies post coloniales
    1995
  • Donka, radioscopie d'un hôpital africain
    1996
  • Mobutu roi du Zaïre
    1999
  • Iran, sous le voile des apparences
    2003
  • Congo River, Beyond Darkness
    2005
  • Katanga Business
    2009
  • Métamorphose d'une gare
    2010
  • L'affaire Chebeya
    2012
  • Moïse Katumbi: Foot, business et politique / The irrésistible rise of Moïse Katumbi
    2013
  • L'homme qui répare les femmes: la colère d'Hippocrate / The man who mends women - the wrath of Hippocrates
    2015
  • Children of Chance
    2017

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