Xavier Muntz

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Independent film maker, Xavier Muntz studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, Cardiff School of Journalism and the Ecole Superieure de Journalisme of Paris. He started his carrier as a print press journalist and worked for various papers and magazines such as l’Express, the Washington Post, VSD, the Herald Tribune, le Vrai Papier Journal, Nova Magazine and Technikart… First involved in investigative journalism, he covered later sotries about violence in South America and the Near East. After a first experience as a researcher in ABC News Paris bureau, he went back to televison in 2000. He worked for Reservoir Prod before making news stories for the Capa News agency. In 2004, He joined Jean François Bizot and Andrew Orr at Nova production where he stayed six years as an author/director. Since 2007, he is editor at the publishing house « les Editions du Moment », in charge of investigative books. In 2014, he choose to document the Kurdish resistance against the Islamic State. After entering clandestinely in Syria, he went to the besieged city of Kobané on the 4th of october 2014, crossing ISIS ligns on a motorbike. On the 11th of december 2014, a supply helicopter dropped him off on mount Sinjar which was entirely surrounded by ISIS. A year later he went to Nigeria to investigate the origins of islamist group Boko Haram.

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