TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET
4 renowned reporters, first-hand eye witnesses of news in perpetual movement, revive the memory of little known or forgotten conflicts: Patrick Chauvel in Chechnya, Rémy Ourdan in Iraq, Bénédicte Kurzen in Nigeria and Marcel Mettelsiefen in Syria.
Since March 2011, the Syrian civil war has claimed over 100,000 lives, including those of numerous civilians and hundreds of thousands in neighbouring countries. In an increasingly dangerous context, where witnessing the war is proving extremely difficult for journalists,
Marcel Mettelsiefen recounts how he managed to enter Syria and was able to cover the conflict from its early months, infiltrating both sides.
Marcel Mettelsiefen was the co-founder of the magazine “Zenith” in 1998, which has become one of the leading German publications on the Middle East. In 2000, he travelled to Israel and Palestine and worked for the Associated Press agency. He covered the conflicts of Afghanistan (2001 and 2009), Iraq (2003) and Haiti (2004). He then started contributing to the German papers Stern and Spiegel. From 2009, Marcel Mettelsiefen covered the Arab Spring, followed by Syria since April 2011.
2014 : Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents : Grand Format Television Trophy - Prize awarded by the SCAM (Bayeux, France)