Raoul Peck (Director/Producer/Writer)
Raoul Peck’s complex body of work includes feature narrative films like The Man by the Shore (Competition Cannes 1993), Lumumba (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2000, bought and aired by HBO), Sometimes in April (HBO, Berlinale 2005), Moloch Tropical (Toronto 2009, Berlin 2010) and Murder in Pacot (Toronto 2014, Berlin 2015).
His documentaries include Lumumba, Death of a Prophet (1990), Desounen (1994, BBC) and Fatal Assistance (Berlinale,Hot Docs 2013) which was supported by the Sundance Institute and Britdoc Foundation (UK) and broadcast on major TV channels (Canal , ARTE, etc.)
He has served as jury member at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and at the Berlinale, is presently chairman of the board of the National French film school La Fémis, and has been the subject of numerous retrospectives worldwide. In 2001, the Human Rights Watch Organization awarded him with the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award.
He recently completed shooting his latest feature film, The Young Karl Marx, a European coproduction, shot in Germany and Belgium (produced by Velvet Film, in coproduction with Agat Films).
FILMS BY RAOUL PECK
1988 - Haitian Corner Locarno, Forum - Berlin
1993 - The Man by the Shore Official Competition Cannes Film Festival
2000 - Lumumba Director’s Fortnight, Cannes
2005 - Sometimes in April (HBO) Official Competition Berlin
2009 - Moloch Tropical (ARTE) Toronto, Dubai, Berlin, Tribeca
2014 - Murder in Pacot Toronto, Berlin
2017 - The Young Karl Marx (Canal , France Télévisions, SWR, RTBF) Script by Pascal Bonitzer and Raoul Peck. Velvet Film, Agat Films (France), RohFilm (Gerrmany), Artémis Productions (Belgium)
1991 - Lumumba - Death of a Prophet Award for Best Documentary, Festival de Fribourg, New York Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel
1994 - Desounen, Dialogue with Death (BBC, ARTE)
1994 - Haiti, Silence of the Dogs (ARTE)
2001 - Profit and nothing but! (ARTE, RTBF)
2013 - Fatal Assistance (ARTE, Canal Overseas, RTBF, RTS, Sundance Documentary Film program, Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation) Berlin, San Francisco, Hot Docs
2016 - I Am Not Your Negro (ARTE, Independent Lens, RTS, RTBF) TIFF
1997 - It’s all about love Festival de Montréal
2006 - L’Affaire Villemin (6x60’, ARTE, France 3) Price of the Union of French Critics
2008 - L’école du Pouvoir (4x60’, CANAL , ARTE) Festival Européen des 4 Ecrans
Samuel L. Jackson (Narration)
Appearing in well over 100 films, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson’s portrayal of ‘Jules’, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as well as a Best Supporting Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Jackson recently appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Western “The Hateful Eight.” He starred as Major Marquis Warren, alongside Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum and Kurt Russell. In addition, Jackson appeared in Spike Lee’s newest film “Chiraq,” which released in December 2015. This summer, Jackson was seen in David Yates’ “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring alongside Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz and was most recently seen in Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” which was released in September. Jackson completed production on the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures film “Kong: Skull Island” which will release in March 2017 and just wrapped production on Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” with Ryan Reynolds and Gary Oldman.
In 2012, he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” as ‘Stephen,’ with Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also starred in “The Avengers,” which is part of his 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios. The highly anticipated film opened on May 4, 2012 to a record breaking $200 million opening weekend.
Jackson reprised his role as ‘Nick Fury’ in both Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which was released in April 2014, and the 2015 sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In February 2015, he starred alongside Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in “The Mountaintop,” where he portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. The play also starred Angela Bassett and was directed by Kenny Leon.
Jackson’s career began onstage upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. Among the plays were Home, A Soldier’s Play, Sally/Prince and The District Line. He also originated roles in two of August Wilson’s plays at Yale Repertory Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in Mother Courage and Her Children, Spell #7, and The Mighty Gents.
Past film credits also include: “RoboCop,” “Oldboy,” “Mother and Child,” “Iron Man 2,” HBO’s “The Sunset Limited,” “Lakeview Terrace,” “Soul Men,” “The Spirit,” “Jumper,” “Resurrecting the Champ,” “1408,” “Black Snake Moan,” “Snakes on a Plane,” “Freedomland,” “Coach Carter,” “Star Wars: Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith,” “The Incredibles,” “S.W.A.T,” “Changing Lanes,” “Formula 51,” “Stars Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” “Caveman’s Valentine,” “Eve’s Bayou,” “Unbreakable,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Shaft,” “Deep Blue Sea,” “Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace,” “The Negotiator,” “The Red Violin,” “Jackie Brown,” “187,” “A Time to Kill,” “Die Hard with a Vengeance,” “Jungle Fever”, “Sphere,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” “Ragtime,” “Sea of Love,” “Coming to America,” “Do the Right Thing,” “School Daze,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Goodfellas,” “ Patriot Games,” and “True Romance.”
On the small screen, Jackson served as Executive Producer for the Spike TV animated series, “Afro Samurai” which premiered in 2007. The series received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first edition of the “Afro Samurai” video game launched in February 2009.
On television, in addition to “The Sunset Limited,” Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer’s Emmy Award-winning “Against the Wall” for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.