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Laurent Bocahut and Philip Brooks

Biography: In the early 1990s, Laurent Bocahut and Philip Brooks founded the production company Dominant 7 with a distributor named Dominique Welinski. Dominant 7 produced stories from the margins of politics, culture and sexuality. An architect by training, Laurent Bocahut was born in 1964 in Charleville-Mézières, France. In addition to being a filmmaker and a […]

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Laurent Bocahut

Biography: An architect by training, Laurent Bocahut was born in 1964 in Charleville-Mézières, France. In the early 1990s, he founded the production company Dominant 7 with his partner, the Australian documentary filmmaker Philip Brooks, and a distributor named Dominique Welinski. Dominant 7 produced stories from the margins of politics, culture and sexuality. Laurent Bocahut is […]

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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Also Known As: Ryan K. Fleck Biography: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (both born in 1976 in Berkeley, California) are American film directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. They attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where they […]

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Anna Boden

Biography: Born in 1976 in Berkeley, California, Anna Boden is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is also famous for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck. While studying film at NYU, Boden met Ryan Fleck on the set of a […]

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Aurélien Bodinaux

Biography: Aurélien Bodinaux was born in Belgium in 1968. After graduating with a degree in theater from INSAS in Belgium, he obtained an MFA in film at the University of New Orleans, where he later taught, before taking up a position as financial consultant with Arthur Andersen in California for 3 years. In 2000 he […]

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Frances Bodomo

Also Known As: Nuotama Frances Bodomo Biography: Nuotama Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker based in New York City. She grew up on four continents—in Ghana, Norway, California, and Hong Kong—before moving to New York to attend Columbia University as a Kluge Scholar. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies in 2010. […]

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Jakob S. Boeskov

Biography: Jakob S. Boeskov is a Danish-Icelandic artist and filmmaker. He was born in Elsinore, Denmark in 1973. Since his debut in the middle of the 1990s with his comic strip Flax Letter, Boeskov has exhibited at many venues both at home and abroad, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Ileana Tounta Gallery in […]

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Isabelle Boni-Claverie

Biography: Isabelle Boni-Claverie was born in 1972 in Ivory Coast in a mixed French/Ivorian family. Isabelle’s writing talent was first noticed when she was only 18. Her novel La Grande Dévoreuse (The Great Devourer) received an award at “Le Prix du Jeune Ecrivain Francophone” and was published by Les Editions de La Découverte. Ten years […]

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Patti Bonnet and Daniel Junge

Biography: Patti Bonnet is a freelance filmmaker who began her career at PBS’ MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour in the Washington and Western bureaus. She has also worked in Washington, DC for the ABC News program This Week with David Brinkley and Time-Life Television’s Lost Civilizations, which won a national Emmy for Best Informational Series. Bonnet’s experience includes […]

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Patti Bonnet

Biography: Patti Bonnet is a freelance filmmaker who began her career at PBS’ MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour in the Washington and Western bureaus. She has also worked in Washington, DC for the ABC News program This Week with David Brinkley and Time-Life Television’s Lost Civilizations, which won a national Emmy for Best Informational Series. Bonnet’s experience includes […]

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Rachid Bouchareb

Biography: Since his first film, Rachid Bouchareb has been questioning and exploring immigration, rootlessness and mixed cultures. Born in Paris to an immigrated Algerian family in 1953, he was long seen as a curio within the French cinema. In 1987 together with his friend Jean Bréhat he founded the production firm 3B that produces all […]

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Françoise Bouffault

Biography: Born and raised in France, Françoise is an anthropologist, writer and linguist. She has taught in Stuttgart, Germany and at the San Marcos university of Lima, Peru. She has been employed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for twenty five years training Staff and Diplomats in acquiring language proficiency in French. In […]

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Férid Boughedir

Biography: Director, critic and film historian Férid Boughedir was born in 1944 in Hammam Lif, Tunisia. For a long time one of Africa and the Arab World’s best known critics and author of numerous books, Férid Boughedir began by making two documentaries about the new cinema coming out of these regions: Caméra d’Afrique and Caméra […]

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Angèle Diabang Brener

Biography: Angèle Diabang Brener was born in 1979 in Dakar, Senegal. She started as a camera operator and editor before making her first short documentary, My Beautiful Smile, in 2005. She then went on to found the production company Karoninka. (Source: http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=7014) Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: Yandé Codou, the Griot of Senghor (2009). […]

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Nancee Oku Bright

Also Known As: Nancy Oku Bright Biography: Dr. Nancee Oku Bright is a Liberian Documentary Filmmaker, Director and Producer based in New York. She works as Chief of the Humanitarian Affairs Section for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. She attained a Doctorate in Social Anthropology and a MA from Oxford University. She has made a […]

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Yoni Brook

Biography: Yoni Brook is a film director and cinematographer. He spent two months living under a military curfew in Kashmir while shooting Valley of Saints, a feature fiction film directed by Musa Syeed. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the film won the Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Award. As a cinematographer, he […]

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Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Biography: Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed met at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts while studying with Professor and director Marco Williams. Their first documentary film, A Sonʼs Sacrifice, followed a father-son relationship at a halal slaughterhouse in Queens, New York. A Son’s Sacrifice won Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast […]

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Philip Brooks

Biography: Born in Hobart, Australia, in 1953, Philip Brooks is a documentary filmmaker and producer. In the early 1990s, he founded the production company Dominant 7, with his partner Laurent Bocahut and a distributor named Dominique Welinski. Dominant 7 produced stories from the margins of politics, culture and sexuality. Brooks wrote, directed and co-directed several […]

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Bentley Brown

Biography: Bentley Brown is a producer and director from Dallas, Texas. In 1999, at the age of 11, he moved with his family to Chad. Since 2004, Brown and his soccer team mate Abakar Chene Massar have been working together as filmmakers. (Source: https://iffr.com/en/persons/bentley-brown) Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: Faisal Goes West (2014). Filmography: Faisal Goes West (2013); […]

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Owell A. Brown

Biography: Owell A. Brown was born in 1973 in the Ivory Coast. When he was ten he moved to France, living first in Lyon, then in Epinal-sur-Seine in the Paris suburb where he attended the technical workshops of the 7ème Art Français. This is where he decided to pursue acting, but he was soon disappointed […]

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