FILMS

 

Chronicle of a steel season Thierry Michel

In a context of crisis in the iron and steel industries of Liege : five workmen from four different generations, their freetime throught different seasons.
Documentaire - 93' - 16 mm & BETA SP


He made a brief return to Belgium and filmed a Minister at the centre of a political and criminal scandal which has upset all of Belgium: "La grâce perdue d'Alain Van der Biest"; following this he packed his bags once more to investigate the validity of international armed charity with "Aid for Somalia : a losing battle".

He directs "Post-colonial nostalgia", a film on the historical relationship between the Zairian people and white colons during the years of Congo/Zaire's independence. He then sets off for Africa once more, this time to shoot a major work, "Donka, x-ray of an African hospital". This tragic, human and uncompromising portrait of the Conakry hospital in Guinea will win prestigious awards both in Europe and in the United States. 

After ten years and seven films made in Africa he goes back to Asia and the Republic of Iran, one of the cradles of Islamic fundamentalism. There he made his latest film "Iran, veiled appearances" in which he paints a portrait of a society that is socially and culturally split. The eye of the film-maker captures the religious fervour of some which contrasts so violently with the desire for freedom of others. After having been selected in major festivals, Thierry Michel has again gleaned numerous international distinctions. 

Thierry Michel has an insatiable curiosity and has, for the last twenty years, not stopped filming all the beloved faced that inhabit the "sublime reality" of his camera. "The themes are the same, where you are. Man is the same, whether here or there; life and death are perceived identically. I have yet to stop working".
26/01/1987 59' BRT 2 21h34 BELGIQUE
26/01/1987 59' BRT 2 21h34 BELGIQUE
26/09/1991 17' RTBF 1 20h41 BELGIQUE
27/09/1991 17' RTBF 1 12h36 BELGIQUE
27/09/1991 17' RTBF 1 12h36 BELGIQUE