Nicolas Champeaux is a French-American director, screenwriter and journalist, based in Paris. He has several film docs on the go, and just wrapped-up producing “Free Stupid White Male”, a four hour/four part radio documentary series on the issues of racism and white privilege in the USA for France Culture.
He has been using archives as a starting point for a wide range of productions throughout his career, notably as a journalist in some of the most dangerous areas in Africa. In 2013, he produced a radio and multimedia series based on a rare Al Qaeda manuscript he found whilst reporting in Timbuktu, Mali. In 2016, he produced a radio program based on the audio archives of the Rivonia trial (the trial of Mandela). Then he teamed up with Gilles Porte and Oerd to create the feature documentary “The State Against Mandela and the Others” (2018) – an official selection of Cannes Festival, nominated to César Award for Best Documentary. The Movie was based on the 256 hours of the trial’s audio recordings and it led its creators to produce the Virtual Reality film “Accused number two, Walter Sisulu”, which was premiered at TRIBECA Film Festival (2019).