Mira Nair

Mira Nair is a celebrated Indian-born filmmaker, known for her unique storytelling ability across global communities, addressing marginalised and underrepresented heroes in their enduring strength. L’Institut français has been pleased to confirm her as a 2019 patron to La Fabrique Cinema.

Updated on 29/05/2019

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Jörn Cambreleng

A translator of drama and literature himself, since 2009 Jörn Cambreleng has headed the Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire (ATLAS) and the Collège international des traducteurs littéraires in Arles (CITL).

Updated on 29/05/2020

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Antonio Casilli

Following the adoption of the Copyright Directive by the European Union in March 2019, French sociologist Antonio Casilli, specialist in social networks and author of Waiting for robots, an enquiry into clickwork (Seuil, 2019), gives us his take on the digital giants, artificial intelligence and the...

Updated on 23/05/2019

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Éric Pessan

Author of novels, theatre and radio fiction, Éric Pessan continues to push the boundaries between genres. Since his first novel, L'Effacement du monde (The erasure of the world), published in 2001, he has focused on growing projects and collaborations, and since 2012 has been focusing on youth...

Updated on 20/06/2019

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Gaspard Kuentz

Across four films, Gaspard Kuentz constructed a radical work pushing the frontiers of anthropology and cinema. His hybrid documentaries, characterised by the issue of ritual, are intense sensory experiences that move the viewer and invite him or her to question the world. A fine connoisseur of Japan...

Updated on 16/07/2019

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Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is an author and winner at the Avignon Festival, a director, a comedian, and director of the Les Récréâtrales festival in Burkina Faso. He is a "performing arts" sectoral expert for the Africa2020 Season.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Mohamed Zoghlami

Mohamed Zoghlami is a consultant in business engineering and strategic analysis, passionate about new technologies, animation and comics. Since the Tunisian revolution of 2011, he has worked for the international development of African start-ups. His aim is to celebrate African cultures throughout...

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Valérie Senghor

Valérie Senghor, Deputy Managing Director in charge of innovation, development and major projects at the French National Monuments Centre (CMN), gives us an overview of digital mediation in the French cultural world, more specifically in the museum and heritage sector.

Updated on 10/09/2019

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Anya Sirota

Having worked in Detroit for more than 10 years with her partner Jean-Louis Farges at the Akoaki studio, architect Anya Sirota explores meaningful approaches which aim to allow citizens to reclaim public spaces. From temporary interventions to the overhauling of urban environments, each of her...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Lilian Chan

Lilian Lai Lai Chan is deeply dedicated to bringing art to public spaces, and to promoting the long-term development of China’s contemporary art scene.
As senior manager of Hong Kong’s K11 Art Foundation, she uses her platform to help organise innovative cultural events all over China, which...

Updated on 05/03/2020

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Hendrick Dusollier

A few months after the release of his latest film, Derniers jours à Shibati (Last days in Shibati), film director Hendrick Dusollier reflects on his inspirations, working methods and demanding career as a filmmaker around the world.

Updated on 05/06/2019

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Claire Simon

An editor in her youth, Claire Simon became a director with a particular interest in anthropology and the 7th Art present in her first short films, which were made on a self-taught basis from the early 1980s, and now at the heart of her films, which move between fiction and documentary. A woman on...

Updated on 29/05/2019

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Taysir Batniji

At his first personal exhibition in Canada called “Suspended Time,” Palestinian Taysir Batjini reflects on his work and his approach to photography, one of the mediums he enjoys working with alongside video, painting and sculpture.

Updated on 27/06/2019

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Mia Rodriguez Sarmiento

An engineer, specialising in cultural management and the management of audiovisual post-production, Colombian Mia Rodriguez Sarmiento campaigns for the international development of the immersive realities sector. In March she was in France for Laval Virtual, an international trade show dedicated to...

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Diana Marincu

Holding a PhD in art theory and history and artistic director of the Art Encounters Foundation in Timisaora, Diana Marincu is the curator of the exhibition "Persona. Works by Romanian artists” at the Mucem in Marseille.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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