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By José-Luis Peñafuerte 

Affiche de L'homme de sable
A film by José Luis Penafuerte 

A coproduction Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Les Films de la Passerelle, RTBF Secteur Documentaire, WIP - with the support of La Loterie Nationale, Tax Shelter Liege Airport, Ciné+


Thierry Michel is the author of over 20 films, mainly documentaries, a significant body of work with international scope. From films rooted in social struggles in Wallonia, to the search for Elsewhere, in Morocco and Brazil, in Iran and Africa, including Congo/Zaire, the place that really got under his skin. 


Jose Luis Peñafuerte’s portrait plunges us into the heart of the work of this documentary maker who confronts reality, and reveals to us the keenness of his insight.


Thierry Michel’s films are direct, committed, on the side of the poor, the oppressed, denouncing dictatorships and the excesses of power.


Forty years of the desire to film, reviving our memory, during which Thierry Michel has ceaselessly questioned the complexity of the world and the meaning of our lives.

Technical sheet
Year: 2013
Duration: 71'
Languages: French, English
Screenplay: José Luis Penafuerte & Luc Jabon 
Direction: José Luis Penãfuerte 
Cinematography: Remon Fromont

Sound: Jean-Luc Fichefet

Editing: Michèle Maquet
Sound editing: Jean-Luc Fichefet
Mixing: Jean-François Gosselin
Calibration: Benjamin Dewalque
The Cinematheque of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle 
RTBF - Documentary Unit
Pierre Duculot - Wallonie Image Production
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