Director of photography, cameraman, filmmaker

Brussels Tribunal

Daniel Demoustier is a Belgian cameraman and filmmaker. He studied political and social sciences at Leuven University where he also received camera and edit training at the university’s audiovisual center. He started free lancing for Belgian TV and worked on different documentaries in Bosnia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and covered the first Gulf war in Baghdad. Later he moved to the BBC and ITV and continued to film conflicts and natural disasters in Afghanistan, Albania, Darfur, DRC, Egypt, El Salvador, Gaza, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Somalia, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Ukraine and most recently the war in Nagorno Karabakh. Daniel was the first cameraman to film the refugee crisis in Lampedusa and covered Calais for more than 20 years. He also took assignments from UNHCR to produce and direct films about the Syrian refugees. In 2019 he was invited by Milo Rau to work on the “Orestes in Mosul “ production in Iraq which was the start of a new relationship that resulted in the most recent project for which Daniel spent 4 months in Mosul to help 20 young film students to create 9 short movies. Daniel Demoustier on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/danieldemoustier A film school in Mosul: https://www.ntgent.be/nl/producties/a-film-school-for-mosul

Daniel Demoustier

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