Primarily a writer and traveller, Claire has come to see documentary as the perfect form for her many interests. An Ecole Normale Supérieure fellow in France, she got her MA in literature at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her thesis on the politics of literature is currently in print for the Editions des Archives Contemporaines. Her desire to engage more directly with social issues, as well as the sheer pleasure of listening and telling people’s stories led her to shift from literature to documentary. She moved to New York to study media at the New School and NYU, and further practice documentary. As a filmmaker, sound engineer or director assistant, she has worked on several documentaries, some have been broadcasted on French TV. She is currently a freelance journalist for French publications. Her articles have been published in Philosophie Magazine, Books, La Quinzaine Littéraire and Immediacy. She is interested in Internet culture, sound, media and surveillance, and how to produce poetic and socially relevant documentaries, and integrate them in urban landscapes.