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Festival in Media
Section: Bios Politikos
Country: Switzerland 
Year: 2016


Jean Ziegler, l'optimisme de la volonté

93 min, color

Director Nicolas Wadimoff Screenplay Emmanuel Gétaz, Nicolas Wadimoff Cinematography Camille Cottagnoud Editing Karine Sudan Music Bill Laswell

In 1964, Che asked the young Jean Ziegler to remain in Switzerland to combat the "brain of the capitalist Monster". Subsequently, as a writer, professor, congressman and colleague of Kofi Annan, Ziegler, through his books and speeches, never ceased to denounce injustices, the power of the capitalist oligarchies and those responsible for world hunger. Now, at the age of 82, his books are sold all over the world, and he is still fighting, within the UN, to honor his promise to Che. On a trip to Cuba with his wife Erica, his revolutionary ideas are put to the test when he discovers the changes taking place on the island.

International sales:
Autlook Filmsales GmbH


Nicolas Wadimoff


Nicolas Wadimoff wins several awards for his first film Clandestins (1997) including the Premio Don Quijote in Locarno. He subsequently directs numerous documentaries. In 2012 he makes the fiction film Opération Libertad and follows it with two documentaries in 2014, Chasseurs de crimes and Spartans.





2016 Jean Ziegler, the optimism of willpower (Documentary)

2014 Spartans (Documentary)

2014 Chasseurs de crimes (Documentary)

2012 Operation Libertad

2010 Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza) (Documentary)

2007 Les mystères de Monte Sana (TV Movie documentary)

2005 L'accord (Documentary)

2003 Alinghi: The Inside Story (Documentary)

2002 Kadogo (TV Movie)

2000 15, rue des bains

2000 Mondialito

1997 Clandestins

1992 Les Gants d'Or d'Akka (Documentary)

1991 Le Bol (Documentary short)