*which tip would you give to someone embarking on a career in your field of work?
*who were your heroes or role models when you were younger?
*name the film which made the biggest impression on you (or more than one)
Safia Kessas is Belgian-Algerian, she lives in Brussels and works at RTBF.
She has a degree in international and European politics (Free University of Brussels and European Studies’ Institute).
She is an author, journalist and director of documentaries on social issues.
Since 2003, she has directed a number of documentaries in direct cinema. She seeks to get as close as possible to human beings (“L’homme n’est grand qu’à genoux”, “Le djihad des mères”, “On est social”).
In 2018, she directed with Joel Franka a documentary series of 8 episodes of 26 minutes “Section professionnelle à Rive Gauche” which tells the story of a professional high school over a year.
In 2019, she directed « le choix de Danielle », the story of a migrant hostess against the advice of a part of her family.
In 2019, she launched the feminist news project “les Grenades” at RTBF, which is available on several websites, radio, podcasts and social networks.
Her latest documentary, “The Price of Folly”, has won several awards. It has just received the Belfius « coup de cœur » prize and the Grandes ondes prize at the Longueur d’ondes festival for radio documentary creation in 2021
Safia Kessas is also in charge of equality and diversity issues at RTBF. For several years, she has been implementing a strategy to improve the representation of minorities.
Safia Kessas is a radio journalist on Première RTBF. Safia Kessas has published a collection of her best columns: « balance ta grenade », published by Luc Pire.