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Forbidden Films est une société de production de documentaires créée en 2019 par Laurent Richard et qui appartient à l’organisation internationale Forbidden Stories, consortium mondial de journalistes d’investigation.
 
Soucieux d’innover dans les techniques de narration, Laurent Richard et l’équipe de
Forbidden Films partagent la même passion pour le storytelling des investigations complexes.

Forbidden Films a précédemment produit Projet Cartel (70 min, France 5) et Green Blood en 2019, (4x52mins, France5). Tourné en Inde, au Guatemala, en Tanzanie et en Europe, le film suit en temps réel le travail de soixante des meilleurs journalistes d’investigation au monde, exposant plusieurs scandales environnementaux sur plusieurs continents. Il a obtenu le prix Europa de la meilleure série documentaire européenne en 2020.

 

Forbidden Films produit actuellement plusieurs documentaires pour des chaînes européennes et américaines.

OUR TEAM

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Laurent Richard

Producer

Laurent Richard is a journalist, producer and director of investigative documentaries.
He founded Forbidden Stories, an international consortium of journalists that pursues the investigations of reporters who are threatened, imprisoned or murdered around the world, in September 2017.
He is the author of numerous documentaries broadcast on France Télévisions, Arte, Canal+, PBS America UK, ABC 4corners, and ZDF, among others.

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Sandrine Rigaud

Producer

Sandrine Rigaud is an investigative journalist and producer. She has produced long-form documentaries for French television and investigated numerous economic sectors, notably at Premières Lignes, where she worked for four years.
Her investigations for the program "Cash Investigation" (France 2) on forced labor in Uzbekistan, food industry lobbying and plastic pollution have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals

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Thierry Mangeard

Head of production

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Thierry Mangeard started his career in film production in 2009.
His career path has allowed him to collaborate with leading production companies on many documentary and fiction film and series projects.
He joined Forbidden Films in March 2020 as head of productions.
He graduated from ESRA Paris and specialized in audiovisual production.

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Louis Goncalves

Production assistant

Alexis Marant

Louis Goncalves joined Forbidden Films as a production assistant in March 2020. 
Prior to joining the team, he worked in international documentary production and distribution for the BBC and Kwanza.  
He graduated from EFAP in communication and holds a master in audiovisual production.

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OUR DIRECTORS

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Benoît Bringer

Director

Benoît Bringer is an award-winning French filmmaker and author. He is a member of the International Consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) team that received the Pulitzer Prize for the Panama Papers investigation. In a Highly cinematic style, his films tell inspiring, often intimate stories that address important universal issues.

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Jules Giraudat

Director

Jules Giraudat is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. 
He coordinated the work of the 45 journalists of the "Daphne Project," the "Green Blood" project and participated in the "Deadly Border" project. These investigations led him to work in the field in Colombia, Tanzania, India and Malta to continue the work of journalists who are threatened, imprisoned or killed.

Réalisateur

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Arthur Bouvart

Director

Arthur Bouvart

Arthur Bouvart is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker.
He previously worked as a reporter for Premières Lignes Television, where he produced documentaries, notably on chemical pollution in India, the Netherlands and the United States, for several French television channels (France 5, Canal +, Arte).

Réalisateur

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Alexis Marant

Director

Alexis Marant

Alexis Marant was a photojournalist for 10 years before moving on to documentary filmmaking. He has shot, directed and co-directed more than 20 documentary films, mainly for French and European broadcasters.
His films have been nominated in numerous festivals and he has won several awards, including the most prestigious journalistic award in France, the Albert Londres Award, in 2006.

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