Director & Producer

Nicolas Rossier is an award-winning filmmaker. His work has appeared on many US and foreign television channels, including PBS, NHK, the Hallmark Channel, CNN International, Al Jazeera, and Swiss, French, Israeli and Swedish Public television. He has been featured in The New York Times,The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Variety, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Hollywood Reporter, and NPR, among others. His films have been screened at top film festivals and venues including the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Stanford Film Society, and the Kennedy School of Government. Perhaps best known for his uncanny ability to get often elusive characters to open up, Rossier’s classic semi- biographical documentaries LIFE IS A DREAM, AMERICAN RADICAL and ARISTIDE: THE ENDLESS REVOLUTION have received critical accolades in the United States and abroad. Rossier has interviewed many personalities including former South African president Thabo Mbeki, US president Jimmy Carter, social critic Noam Chomsky, Nobel Peace Prize laureate F.W. de Klerk and many more. He is the founder of the New York based Baraka Productions. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.