Born in France, but working between Paris and Tel Aviv, Philippe Bellaïche is an award-winning Director of Photography who specialises in documentary cinematography. As the cameraman, his work includes over 40 films or television series made in the Middle East and across the Asia Pacific. His works including The Settlers from Israel’s West Bank, On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music through the streets of Baghdad, Between Fences on the border between Israel and Egpyt, and The Journey of Vaan Nguyen into central Vietnam. In 2011, he collaborated with Israeli-American documentary filmmaker Rachel Leah Jones on Gypsy Davy as cinematographer and producer, and then in 2019 they collaborated once more on Advocate. On this film, Bellaïche was also co-director and received his first APSA nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film.

Accolades

Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche and Paul Cadieux and Joëlle Bertossa
Best Documentary Film, 2019

Advocate

Best Documentary Film, 2019

Advocate

Lea Tsemel has defended political prisoners for nearly 50 years and defies convention at every turn. In particular, the human rights lawyer who is equal…

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Films

Advocate
2019

Advocate

Israel, Canada, Switzerland
2019

Advocate

Lea Tsemel has defended political prisoners for nearly 50 years and defies convention at every turn. In particular, the human rights lawyer who is equal…

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