Douchan Gersi

Filmmaker - Writer - Explorer - Anthropologist

Douchan Gersi Biography

 

Born in Slovakia * Raised in Africa * US/Belgian * Multi Lingual


Member Fellow of The Explorers Club of New York

Member of the Comité du Film Ethnographique et Sociologique du Musée de  l'Homme 
Member of the Société des Auteurs et Écrivains Français
Member of the International Society of Crypto-Zoology
Chairman of TIMOTCA’s International Board of Advisers 
Founder of Tribal Life Foundation


AWARDS

• Special Jury Prize Bali International Film Festival  TERROR AT SUNRISE
    a kids supernatural thriller – 90’ – 2005

• Gold Medal – Best Documentary/Exploration Film for ADVENTURES IN
    THE JUNGLE OF BORNEO
 – International Film Festival of Trento, Italy

• Lifetime Achievement Award as Documentary Filmmaker –

    International Film Festival of Belgium

• Award Winning13-Hour Series, EXPLORE, co-hosted & co-narrated with

    actor James Coburn


EXPLORER

• Crossed uncharted regions in Asia, Africa, Amazon Jungle.

• Made first contact with some tribes in these regions.

• Featured in Spielberg’s TV Special, “The Real Life Indiana Jones”.



PSYCHO-ANTHROPOLOGIST

• Studied many tribes, cultures and rituals around the world.



TEACHER

• UCLA Extension: THE MAKING OF DOCUMENTARIES;  ART AS THE

LANGUAGE OF THE SOULEYEWITNESS TO MYSTERY 

LECTURER

• Worldwide lecture tours with projection of documentary films, for Exploration
    du Monde
;  Connaissance du Monde;  Les Grands Explorateurs;  Les Grands 
    Conférenciers et Cinéastes de Langue Française;  Alliance Française;  Institut 
    Français; etc.

• HOW TRIBAL TEACHINGS CAN SAVE OUR WORLD, and other lectures, for
     various Foundations and Cultural Organizations (Marion Foundation;  Libertad
    ; Religion, Science and Environment – Symposium II: The Black Sea in Crisis
    etc.)



POET

• LES CONTES DES 1001 VOYAGES D’AMOUR[Tales of 1001 Voyages of 
    Love]  a Musical Odyssey, with poems written and said by Douchan – CD – 
    2003


 
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