Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck


Film is not only about telling stories. I make combatant films, films for memory. That does not give rise to the portrait of a perfect hero. Nothing is simple in life, and the film is complex.    


Born in Haiti, Raoul Peck grew up in Congo, France, Germany and the United States. He received an Advanced Degree in Engineering Economics in Germany before attending the Academy of Film and Television in bERLIN (DFFB) until 1988. He has created a complex body of work in film and television in both, documentary and fiction. Most noted among his long feature narratives are THE MAN BY THE SHORE (Cannes 1993), LUMUMBA (Quinzaine 2000). In 2005 he produced and directed for HBO SOMETIMES IN APRIL, about the Rwanda genocide (Berlinale Competition 2005). His last feature film MOLOCH TROPICAL was also presented in Toronto and Berlin. His other works includes documentaries like PROFIT AND NOTHING BUT, as well as the mini-series L'AFFAIRE VILLEMIN, and L'ECOLE DU POUVOIR. Former Minister of Culture of the Republic of Haiti, Raoul Peck is the recipient of the Irene Diamond Award presented by Human Rights Watch, for his body of work. He is, since January 2010, Chairman of the Board of the film school La Femis.

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