Jean Perret (1952) – studied at universities in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. His master in contemporary history was dedicated to Swiss documentaries of the ’30. Since then, he wrote many articles for newspapers, magazines, books. He taught semiotics and cinema, worked for the public radio, produced television broadcasts for independent documentaries. In charge of the documentary section at the Festival of Locarno, he became afterwards the Director in 1995 of the International Film Festival of Nyon (Switzerland), “Visions du Réel”. In 2010, he decided to move to the Geneva University of Art and Design, where he is in charge of the Film Department / cinéma du réel.