Sylvain George was born in Lyon, France. He holds degrees in philosophy, law and political sciences and cinema (EHESS, Sorbonne). Since 2006, he has made documentary films on the themes of immigration and social movements. He has collaborated with artists who are engaged in art and politics such as Archie Shepp, William Parker, Okkyung Lee, John Edwards, John Butcher, Serge Teyssot-Gay, Sylvain Luc, Nicolas Crosse… His work was honored by tribute at Cinémathèque française (2008), Filmmaker Festival (2008), Doc’s Kingdom (2009), Subversive Festival (2010), Slovenian Cinematheque (2011), Courtisane Festival (2011), CineMigrante Festival (2011), Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival (2012), Lima Independent Film Festival (2013), MedFilmfestival in Rome (2013), Milano Film Festival (2013), Festival du Film Français/Cinémathèque nationale de l'Équateur (2013), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Delegation in France (2014), Cinemigrante Bogota (2015), Festival Internacional do Filme Documentário e Experimental (2015), VII Semana dos Realizadores (2015), FIDOCS (2016), FORUM DOC (2017), Museo Reina Sofía (2018), EDOC (2019), Pupille - Kino in der Uni (2020)… In 2012, he was guest artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He teaches at the L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris (IEP), and gives masterclasses and workshops all over the world (La Fémis, Punto de Vista, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon), Lima Independent Film Festival, Filmmaker Festival/Milano Film Festival and FIDBA).
2022 Obscure Night - Wild Leaves
2017 Paris is a Moveable Feast - A Film in 18 Waves)
2011 The Outbursts (My Mouth, My Name, My Revolt)
2010 May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of wars I)
2009 The Impossible - Pieces of Fury