ABOUT GREEN BLOOD
8 months of investigation
3 continents : Asia, Latin America, Africa
15 medias in 10 differents countries
Produced by : Forbidden Films & Frenchkiss Pictures
Showrunner : Alexis Marant
Directed by : Arthur Bouvart & Jules Giraudat
Genre : Documentary
Duration : 4×52’ / 90’
For the first time 40 international journalists, from thirty medias and member of the network Forbidden Stories, have decided to collaborate to resume the investigations left unfinished by their colleagues, murdered, threatened and imprisoned because they were investigating environmental scandals linked to the mining sector.
For six months the collective of reporters investigated simultaneously in three countries, India, Guatemala and Tanzania, in order to continue these censored stories and reveal the methods of this opaque industry among the most pol- luting in the world.
Filmed like a thriller, construc-ted by episodes, the documentary series Green Blood plunges into the heart of this exclusive global investigation which reveals the human and ecological price of the mining industry. An investigation following the sand, the nickel and the gold emerging from mines.
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THEY TALKED ABOUT IT
"Green Blood a fascinating series, both eye opening and devastating.”
« Salutary »
“After the success of the Panama Papers, we have proved that the more we are, the more impactful we are”. Juliette Garside
"the efficiency of collaborative journalism"
“This is a warning to the enemies of the freedom of press : you can kill the messenger, you cannot kill the message” Laurent Richard
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
Arthur Bouvart is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Arthur previously worked for 6 years as a reporter for Premières Lignes Télévision. He directed feature length documentaries, especially on chemical pollution in India, the Netherlands and the United-States for French television channels (France 5, Canal+, Arte). He is the co-author of the French documentary “The business of fear ” in which he hacked the French automatic border control system. Arthur also regularly animates workshops on journalism and conspiracy theories in high schools.
Jules Giraudat is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Jules worked for 6 years as a reporter for Premières Lignes Télévision. He directed feature length documentaries on French politics, but also on the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, as well as on chemical pollution in India and the United States for French television channels (France 2, Canal+, Arte). He is the co-author, with Martin Boudot, of the award-winning documentary “The real price of your mobile phone” for the investigative TV program Cash Investigation. In 2015, he co-wrote a book on spin-doctors, Jeu d’influences, with Luc Hermann.
They are currently coordinating the work of the 45 journalists of the « Daphne Project » and co-directing the documentary piece “Daphne : a pen too sharp”, produced by Premières Lignes Télévision and broadcast on the French public television.
SHOWRUNNER, AUTHOR, JOURNALIST
Alexis has directed more than 20 documentaries for different channels worldwide. He was nominated many times in festivals and competitions, and received multiple awards, including the Albert Londres Prize in 2006 (French equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize), as well as several prizes for Best investigation film and Grand Prizes at the FIGRA festival.
Alexis has always been involved in investigative stories, and in the last ten years he has been focusing on environmental issues, on which he directed two feature documentaries : « Planet for sale », about land grabbing, and « The Mediterranean burn-out », about pollution scandals around the Mediterranean sea.
In 2017, Alexis was nominated for Best documentary at the International Emmy Awards competition for « Terror Studios, inside the ISIS propaganda machine », a 90 minutes documentary film that was distributed in more than 100 countries around the world.