investigative journalist and filmmaker
French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, Benoit Bringer is one of the investigative reporters that worked on the Panama Papers investigation, with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which has been awarded the Pulitzer Price. He is also a director of the two-hour documentary Panama Papers: The hold-up of the century.
His latest film is 2016’s thrilling investigative documentary about the LuxLeaks whistleblower Raphaël Halet, Being a Whistleblower, which opens the first edition of the Investigative Film Festival Skopje.
Benoit Bringer graduated from ESJ school journalism in Lille, France (École Supérieure de journalisme de Lille). He started his career as a reporter for the French public channel France 2. In 2007, Bringer left France 2 to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan as a correspondent for the French public radios France Inter and France Info, the French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche and the French-German public TV channel Arte. Back in France, he became an independent filmmaker, directing documentaries on assignment for various French channels: Canal+, France Télévisions and M6. Since 2012, he is working with Premières Lignes.
He is the director of Obama’s dirty war, an investigation on civilian casualties from US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. His filmography also includes Primaire au PS: l’improbable scénario, a feature documentary about the first political primary race in France, selected at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA).