During my research I got a big fan of Fernand Melgar and his works. He did various movies around the topic of immigration and people who weren’t so lucky in live. He does it in a very empathetic way, getting to know the people and spending lots of time with them to get authentic images.
One big gesture which might illustrate his great character: After having won CHF 25000.- at the Locarno Film Festival with his movie about deported people, he distributed it to those – 1000.- for each deported person.
His movies raise big and controversy discussions and not only because of the topic: his style is really something worth examining.
All his movies are online, some of them here, as they should be accessible to everyone (who can not afford to go to the movie theatre).
Here two experts from two interviews: