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Afghanistan/bomb attacks/Séverin Blanchet

Published on March 1, 2010
Afghanistan – Attacks in Kabul – Death of Séverin Blanchet – Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, February 26, 2010

I pay tribute to the memory of our compatriot, Séverin Blanchet, a founder member of the documentary film-making training centre “Les ateliers Varan”, killed in today’s attacks in central Kabul.

Since 2006, Séverin Blanchet, a leading documentary film-maker, had devoted himself to training young Afghan documentary film-makers, and had made over 20 films with them, including several which have received international acclaim. He was a key partner in France’s cultural action in Afghanistan. We shall resolutely carry on the work he had begun with such generosity of spirit and solidarity./.

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