Cyril Pomes - France
Cartoonist / Cartoon Reporter
Cyrille Pomès obtient un Diplôme National d'Arts Plastiques en option Bande Dessinée à l'E.E.S.I d'Angoulême en 2003.
Depuis il a publié cinq albums de BD, dont « A la lettre prés » chez Albin Michel en 2005, « Chemins de fer » en 2009, « Sorties de route » en 2011, et enfin « Le Printemps des arabes » et “La dame de Damas”, en collaboration avec Jean-Pierre Filiu, aux éditions Futuropolis en 2013 et 2015.
Il travaille régulièrement en tant que reporter BD pour de la Revue Dessinée (n°6, “Esquisse d'un meurtrier”, n°11, “Le ventre de Paris”, n°13 “Calais, terminus”) , Arte (3 reportages à ce jour) et Amnesty International (bulletin mensuel du mois de décembre 2016).
Plus de nombreuses participations à des albums collectifs, à des travaux de commande pour l'illustration et l'animation, et des carnets réalisés lors de plusieurs voyages en Asie et au Moyen Orient.
Francis Heaulme www.larevuedessinee.fr/
Benoit Closon & Nicolas Rome - Belgium
The web developers.
They've had too much work these days. They did not find time to write a short description about them 😉
Peter Wieben - American
Story teller, painter, illustrations, writer
Peter Wieben is an artist, writer, and graphic designer living in Amsterdam. His work focuses on revolution, poverty, migration and heavy industry. His first book It's Time to Move was a collaboration with Dominic Nahr about the Egyptian Revolution. Mother Machine, his second book, was about sentient machines and ship-breaking yards in India. Currently he is completing a project about the life of a child thief.
In his design practice he has worked on campaigns to inspire democratic change, support working women in the Middle East, and to understand and counter violent extremism. His work has been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and Glastonbury Music festival, and presented at the United Nations.
Marc Hofer - German
Video editor, Videographer, Drone Pilot
Marc Hofer is a filmmaker has worked over nine years in Africa and the Middle East for clients such as Al Jazeera, Channel 4 News, PBS, CNN, amongst others. He was nominated for a CINE award 2016 for his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for PBS called ‘Congo Hope’. Since 2014 Marc has been specialising as a drone operator working on stories for NBC and UNHCR pushing the visual image in the field. Marc has worked as a camera-operator and editor on documentaries, video installations and short films.
Sam Wolson - American
Sam Wolson is an award winning documentary VR director and producer. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and currently based in Berlin, Germany. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Daily 360. He was the co-director on the film We Who Remain which had its world premier at the South By Southwest festival in Austin Texas in 2017 and won best VR film at the Seattle Film festival in 2017. The film, a 15 minute immersive VR documentary weaves together the lives of four people – a student, a rebel soldier, a journalist, and a mother living in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. It's the first character driven immersive documentary shot in an active conflict zone. The film was a co-production Nuba Reports, Emblematic Group, The New York Times, AJ+ and ARTE.
Andres Peyrot - Swiss-Panamanian
Film director, Cinematographer, Editor
Andres is a Swiss-Panamanian film director, cinematographer and editor.
He works on documentaries that explore cultural, political and social topics for channels such as Cine+, AB and Arte. In 2010, he shot Walk Away Renee (dir. Jonathan Caouette), a feature-length documentary that premiered during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and follows Caouette’s cross-country journey with his mother who suffers from schizoaffective disorder. Andres has edited numerous films including Jonas Mekas, I am not a Filmmaker, presented at the FID Marseille in 2012 and Broken Hopes, Oslo’s Legacy an interactive web doc directed by Cedric Gerbehaye and recipient of the best web-documentary award by the Agence Française de Développement in 2013. That same year, he co-directed El Cine Enmascarado, a documentary about the golden years of Mexican Lucha Libre cinema, broadcast on Cine +. In 2015, he co-created La Santa Muerte, a documentary web-series for France Télévision, about the underground Mexican community that worships the Saint of Death.
Andres is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and also works on fiction narrative films and theatre productions.
Emanuela Zuccalà - Italian
Journalist, Writer, Film Director
Emanuela Zuccalà is an independent journalist, writer and film-maker experienced in women’s issues and human rights. Her work has been published, among others, by Io Donna, Corriere della Sera and D-la Repubblica in Italy, El Pais in Spain, Worldcrunch in France, Mail&Guardian in South Africa. Author of 7 books published in Italy, Portugal, Brazil and Poland, since 2012 she's been partner of the cultural organization Zona which develops visual journalist projects.
She’s been awarded by several Italian and international prizes, as the For Diversity-Against Discrimination Award of the European Commission (Belgium, 2007), the Enzo Baldoni Journalist Award of Milano Province (Italy, 2009), the Press Freedom Award of Reporters Sans Frontières Austria (Wien, 2012), the Mila Award for Gender Equality of Lleida municipality (Spain, 2017). She was also finalist at the Anna Lindh Foundation's Mediterranean Journalist Award (2011).
Her documentary movie Just to Let You Know That I’m Alive, about women victims of enforced disappearances in Western Sahara (2013, co-directed by Simona Ghizzoni; produced by Zona and the Algerian NGO Sos Femmes en Détresse) has been screened in 10 countries, finalist at the Aan Korb Documentary Festival of the Bbc (London, Uk, 2014), awarded by the Margaret Mead Film Festival of the American Museum of Natural History (NYC, Usa, 2014) and by the Annecy Cinéma Italien Festival (Annecy, France, 2014). Her short documentary Uncut (2016, co-directed by Simona Ghizzoni; produced by Zona) won two Juries' Special Mentions at A Window on the World, Images from Reality International Documentary Festival (Milano, Italy, 2016) and won as the Best Documentary at Genova Film Festival (Genova, Italy, 2016). The related multimedia journalistic project Uncut on female genital mutilations in Africa and Europe has so far received 14 international prizes.
Her latest book is Giardino Atomico (Infinito, 2017), a long-form reportage on the social consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.