Cyril Dion in 2015
23 July 1978|
|Occupation||Film director, writer|
Cyril Dion (born 23 July 1978) is a French writer, film director, poet, and activist.
Life and career
After studying at the École d'art dramatique Jean-Périmony (drama school) and a very brief career as an actor, Cyril Dion coordinated projects for the 'Fondation Hommes de Parole'. He organized an israelo-palestinian congress at Caux in 2003, 2005 and 2006, and the first and second world Congress of Imams and Rabbis for peace in Brussels and Sevilla.
In 2007, he founded with Pierre Rabhi and a few friends, the ecological movement Colibris (hummingbird in French). He was director until July 2013 and is now the spokesperson and member of the steering committee. In 2010, he was advisor and co-producer with Colibris of the movie Think global act Local by Coline Serreau. In 2012, he co-founded Kaizen magazine, and was editor in chief from March 2012 to April 2014. He is also Editor in Chief of the Domaine du Possible (The field of possibilities) collection of the French publisher Actes Sud with Jean-Paul Capitani.
He has written poetry since he was 17 and published in 2014 a collection of poems (Sitting on the edge) Assis sur le fil, Table Ronde Editions.
He wrote and co-produced with Mélanie Laurent the documentary film Tomorrow, released in movie theaters in France on 2 December 2015; as well as two books published by Actes Sud. Tomorrow won the Cesar award for Best Documentary (Oscar equivalent in France) in 2016 and over one million people went to see it in movie theatres in France. It is now released in over 30 countries. It is cited by many French people as the trigger for a new kind of engagement in the course of the following years. Cyril Dion has since been using the movie's success to support the mouvement Colibris, e.g. during the French presidential campaign of 2017.
In september 2016, he was President of the jury of the documentary movie in Festival Biarritz Amérique latine. In october he was the Godfather of festival Atmosphère with the french singer Camille and the FIFF Campus in Namur.
- Tomorrow: All Over the Globe, Solutions Already Exist, Chelsea Green publishing and Actes Sud publishing, 2017 (ISBN 978-2-330-07909-3).
- Assis sur le fil, éditions La Table Ronde, 2014 (poems)
- Junior book Demain, les aventures de Léo, Lou et Pablo à la recherche d'un monde meilleur (with Mélanie Laurent), éd. Actes Sud Junior / L'amandier, 2015
- Foreword to the French edition of George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change (Actes Sud, 2017).
- Festival du film de Sarlat 2015: Salamandre d'Or (prix du public)
- Festival Ram Dam de Tournai en 2016: Best documentary award
- César 2016: César du meilleur film documentaire: Best documentary award
- Festival COLCOA Los Angeles 2016: Best documentary award
- Prix Saint-Just de Narbonne 2016
- Prix Lumière 2016: Best documentary award
- Diane Lisarelli (2017-04-13). "Le monde après "Demain"". liberation.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-04-13.
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