Born 1971 in Beasancon, France. Lives and works in Bruxelles, Belgium
Ursula Meier is a filmmaker of joint Swiss and French nationality. From 1990-94, she studied Cinema and Television Production at IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. From 1989-95, Meier was an actress, production assistant, and trainee producer on various films. In 1997, she received her IAD diploma. Meier’s films include: “Vidéodanse” (short film, 1992); “Contretemps” (short film, 1993); “Le songe d'Isaac” (short film, 1994); “Des heures sans sommeil” (short film 1998); “Autour de Pinget” (documentary, 1999); “Tous à table” (short film, 2000); “Pas les flics, pas les noirs, pas les blancs” (documentary, 2001); and “Des épaules solides” (feature film, 2002).
Contribution: Participates in Station 3: The Movie Theater East of Eden, Aarhus, with “Pas les flics, pas les noirs, pas les blancs” (Not the cops, not the blacks, not the whites), Switzerland 2001. Beta-Sp (color), 74 min. Courtesy of the artist and CINEManufacture, Switzerland. The film is screened on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. “Pas les flics, pas les noirs, pas les blancs” is the amazing story of Alain Devegney, a deputy sergeant in the Geneva gendarmerie. After being a victim of aggression in an African country, this former militant of the extreme right becomes aware of the need for dialogue and intercultural exchange. With the help of a young woman of Franco-Tunisian extraction, who has worked with various associations, and of a fellow policeman, who has a degree in educational sciences, Devegney lays the basis for a groundbreaking integration and mediation project. The aim of this innovative project is to put relations between the police and the different foreign communities of Geneva on a new footing.