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Raoul Peck was educated in Haiti, Zaire (Congo) and France. He studied engineering and economics at Berlin University, worked as a journalist and photographer from 1980 to 1985, and received his film degree from the Berlin Academy of Film and Television in 1988.
Since then he has directed many films including: “Lumumba - Death of a Prophet,” which was awarded the Procirep Prize, Festival du Réel and Best Documentary at the Montreal Film Festival in 1992; “Profit and Nothing But!” a film festival favorite that examined how capitalism devastated Haiti; and “I am Not Your Negro” which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary in 2018.