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Olivier Weber Cursed for Gold Director's bio

Olivier Weber

WRITER, DIRECTOR, NEWS REPORTER
PRESIDENT OF THE JOSEPH KESSEL PRIZE


STUDIES

- Graduate Studies in Business Management and Administration, University of San Francisco, 1983

- Master of Arts in Economics, University of Nice, 1980, 1981

- Master of Arts in Anthropology, EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), Paris, 1981

- National Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco), Paris (Indonesian-Malaysian)

- PhD in international law, IDPD (Institute of Peace and Development), Nice, 1981-1983

 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

- Freelance reporter (Sunday Times, The Guardian, Le Point, Libération), 1985

- Financial reporter, La Correspondance Économique and La Lettre Financière (1985-1986)

- Reporter, Le Point (1986-1990)

- International news reporter, Le Point (since 1990)

- Director (since 1996)

- Vice President of the SCAM (Civil Society of Multimedia authors) from 2001 to 2003

- Administrator of the SCAM, since 2001

- President of the jury for the Joseph Kessel Prize (since February 2002)

- Lecturer at the Political Science School (since 2005)

FILMOGRAPHY

Documentary director and screenwriter for France 5, Arte, France 2, Voyage, Odyssée, TF1, Canal Plus, Télé Québec, Télévision Suisse Romande and TV España (since 1996)

 

- Guerre et Santé (War and Health) - 52', France 5, 1995
- Le Défi alimentaire (The Food Challenge) - 52', France 5, 1996
- Lucien Bodard, dit Lulu le Chinois (Lucien Bodard, aka Lulu the Chinese) - 52', France 5,
1998, nominated at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs
- Soudan, Les enfants esclaves (Sudan's Slave Children) - 26', Envoyé Spécial, France 2
1999
- L'Opium des talibans (The Taliban's Opium) - 90', Odyssée, TF 1, 2001
- Sur la Route du Gange (The Ganges Road) - 54', Arte, Soirée théma, 2003
- La traversée de l'Iran (Crossing Iran) - 26', Voyage/TMC, 2004
- Route de la Soie (The Silk Road) - 26', Voyage/TMC, 2004
- Les Lacs sacrés (Sacred Lakes) - 26', Voyage/TMC, 2004
- Herat - 26', Voyage/TMC, 2004
- La Vallée des Bouddhas (The Valley of Buddhas) - 26', Voyage/ TMC, 2004
- Paris-Kaboul - 52', Voyage/ TMC, 2004
- A la Recherche des trésors perdus d'Afghanistan (Afghanistan's Lost Treasures) - 90', Voyage, 2004
- Retour au Cambodge (Back to Cambodia) - 52', France 5/Voyage/France 2, 2005

PRIZES

- Prizewinner of the Journaliste Demain Foundation, 1982-1983

- Lazareff Prize, 1991

- Albert Londres Prize, 1992

- Ouest-France for War Correspondents Prize, 1997

- War Correspondent second prize, 1997

- Joseph Kessel Prize, SCAM Prize, 1997

- L'Aventure Prize, 1997

- Mumm Prize, 1999

- FIPA Prize (International Festival of Audiovisual Program), in the category international reporting and social documentaries for L'Opium des Talibans, 2002

- L'Audiovisuel honor for L'Opium des Talibans, 2002

- Louis Pauwels Prize, 2002

- FIGRA Public Prize (International Festival of News Reporting and Social Documentaries), for Sur la Route du Gange, 2004

- FIGRA Special Jury Prize for Sur la Route du Gange, 2004

- Cabourg Festival Prize, 2004

- Vichy Academy Prize, 2005

- Winner of the Bourse Écrivains Stendhal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2001 and 2005

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- La Corne de l'Afrique (East Africa), Autrement

- Voyage au pays de Toutes les Russies (Journey in the Country of all Russias), Quai Voltaire, 1992

- French Doctors, Robert Laffont, 1995

- La Route de la Drogue (The Drug Road), Arléa, 1996

- Lucien Bodard Un Aventurier dans le Siècle (Lucien Bodard, Century Traveler), Plon, 1997

- Soudan, Les enfants esclaves (Sudan's Slave Children), Mille et Une Nuits, 1999

- Chasseurs de Dragons, Voyage en Opiomie (Dragon Hunters, a journey into Opiumland), Payot, 2000

- Escales d'Auteurs (Writers' Stopovers) (with Olivier Rolin, Jean-Claude Guillebaud, Yves Courrière, Claudine le Tourneur d'Ison, Eve de Castro and Vijay Singh) Éditions du Palais, 2000

- La Mémoire assassinée (Assassinated Memory), Mille et Une Nuits, 2000 (collaborative)

- On ne se tue pas pour une femme, Voyage au pays des talibans (In the Land of the Taliban), Robert Laffont, 2001

- Humanitaires (Humanitarians), Félin, 2002

- Eternités afghanes (Afghan Eternities) (in collaboration with the photographer Reza), Le Chêne/ Unesco, 2002

- Je suis de nulle part, Sur les traces d'Ella Maillart (Ella Maillard, I am from Nowhere) Payot, 2003

- Paris-Kaboul (collaborative work), Hoebeke, 2004

- Afghanistan, La Mémoire retrouvée (Recovering the Afghan Legacy), Mille et Une Nuits, 2004

- Le Grand festin de l'Orient (The Orient's Feast), Robert Laffont, 2004

- La bataille des anges (The Angels' Battle), Albin Michel, January 2006

- Kessel, l'Eternel nomade (Kessel, the Eternal Nomad), Arthaud-Flammarion, 2006

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Cursed for Gold
A feature documentary film by Olivier Weber
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