Alex Szalat is a director of short films, documentaries and TV series since 1977. His filmography is extensively covering a full range aspects dealing with European life culture and society. In 1987, A. Szalat founded KS VISIONS, an independent producer’s society and has produced over a hundred documentaries and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, Dutch Channel 1 amongst others. Since 2005 A. Szalat was commissioning editor for the Geopolitical Europe and Society department of ARTE France, and from 2008, he heads the Current affair, Social issues and geopolitical department. Since September 2011, he is Deputy Director of the Society and Culture department of ARTE France.