Babylon 2012

Nathalie Borgers: Biography


Writer

Project Title: BLANCHE & ROSE

Born in 1964 in Brussels, Belgium, Borgers first worked as a journalist for the Belgian television (RTBF). In 1987, she moved to San Francisco to further study directing and producing at San Francisco State University. In 1989, she won the student « Documentary Writing » award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter. After graduating, she moved back to Europe and started a career as a documentary filmmaker. She has written and directed many award-winning documentaries including Truth under Siege (1994); Kronenzeitung, Tag für Tag ein Boulevardstück (2002), an immersion in Austria's most-read newspaper to reveal its role in the rise of Jörg Haider's populist party; Winds of sand, women of rock (2009), the tale of a tradition carried by Tubu women in the Sahara; Greetings from the colony (2011), the story of Suzanne, the child of a colonial State agent and an African woman in a time when interracial unions were banned. Nathalie is writing her first feature film project.



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