Claudine Bories began her career in theatre. Between 1970 and 1976, she took part in the movement of the decentralisation of theatre in France, taking productions to towns in the country. In 1968, she directed her first documentary, Femmes d’Aubervillers, and followed that with Juliette du côté des hommes (1981), which was selected for Cannes Festival. Between 1990 and 2002, she helped run Péripherie, a creative centre dedicated to documentary cinema in Seine Saint Denis, and started the Documentary Cinema Meetings. She was also president of Addoc, a group that brings together French documentarists. On top of her documentaries, she’s directed various short-films and one feature-length fiction film, La Fille du Magicien (1990). In 2010 she received Doc Alliance Award for her feature length documentary The Arrivals.
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