◘ FILM TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Co-founding member of the association CINESPHERE, (documentary workshops, writing residency, documentary film production ).
Visiting artist at Creative Growth, Oakland, March 2017
Master class instructor in sound recording at the French Lycée of San Francisco, 2016
Workshop coordinator and film instructor from 2010-2016 with underserved youth from the Parisian area as part of the program “Culture and Art for Youth” (2010-15).
Coordinator of the collective film, “A la manière de Femmes de la medina”, in the city of Saint Ouen with immigrant women, 2014.
Entre nous, Jean-Jacques, film instructor for a documentary workshop on the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in various structures (primary school, high school, an organization for adults learning French as a second language) 2012.
Coordinator and film instructor on the project “Dialogue de Femmes” a documentary workshop focusing on gender equality, St-Ouen 2011.
Participation in the arts program for inmates at the Prison de la Santé, 2009-2013.
To Be Drawn In, documentary film in progress, writing residency in 2015-16 at the Moulin d’Andé.
Amahani’s weddings, documentary film in progress, writing residency at la FEMIS.
Mutso, The Hinterland, documentary 52’, 2014. Festivals: Nyon International Documentary Film Festival , Switzerland 2014, Les Écrans Documentaires, Grand prize and Prize, France 2015, Etats généraux du film documentaire, Lussas 2014, Tbilissi International Film Festival, Georgia 2014, Corsica Documentary Film Festival, Ajaccio 2014, Sole luna festival (Trevise, Palerme) Italy 2015, Brive Festival of Medium Length films, France 2015, Diablerets International Festival of Alpine Film, World Culture prize, Switzerland 2015, Best film for the 2015 edition of the month of documentaries in Bretagne.
Un pied devant l’autre, essay (5’), 2010, written and directed during the « scenario festival » in Bourges, France.
Passages de Relais (12’) and Voglia de Paradiso (20’), documentaries for the association « Enpassant par la montagne » And the National School of Alpinism in Chamonix, France.
◘ OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Researcher in Anthropology at the University of Lille 2 (2007-2008)
Speaker at the professional round table « Film working with archives», Chateauroux, le 8 avril 2011.
“African theatre”? What is at stake in the representation of “the other” in Franco-africain creation.Théâtre africain», publication in GEMDEV.
Speaker at the conference «Anthropologie, music et transculturality» organized byl’EHESS et the Royaumont Foundation;
Two month training in film editing with the Associated Editors , Paris 2014 (June-July).
La FEMIS documentary school, 2012-2013.
Documentary writing residency, in Ardèche Images documentary school, Lussas 2009 (February-April).
Doctoral thesis in Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. (Interrupted).
Master’s degree in the anthropology of migration and interethnic relations, University of Denis Diderot, Paris (2004-2005).
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and French litterature, University de Paris 7.
English/French : Mother tongues
Spanish, Italien : Fluent
Géorgien, Bambara : Basic