Sonia Gonzalez is a French freelance journalist who speaks 3 languages and enjoys moving country, urban life, and indie rock music. After studying for a degree in German Studies in France and in Germany, she moved to Paris to study for a Master’s degree in French-English Journalism at la Sorbonne. After several internships in France and in England, she started working as an editorial assistant on the first series of “TV around the World” – a TV show broadcast on French-German cultural TV channel ‘Arte’.
In 2006, Sonia moved to Berlin where she and a couple of young journalists contributed to the creation of “La Gazette de Berlin”, a French language bi-monthly publication tackling social, cultural and political issues. While writing for La Gazette, she was involved in the production of a documentary film for French TV channel Canal +, “Nostalgie, Kamarad!, which focused on how people in East-Germany were dealing with the loss of the GDR 20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Back in Paris in 2008, she started to work at Point du Jour Production. For the past 3 years, while working as a journalist on a monthly program about Europe, she has also worked as an assistant director on a number of documentary films such as ‘Children under Surveillance’, ‘Mods&Rockers’, ‘Mother Teresa, Only God Matters’ and ‘Space Utopia’. She most recently spent a couple of months in New York working on ‘Memoryland’, a film about the memorialization of 9/11 in and around Ground Zero. The film will be broadcast on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on French, Japanese and Norwegian TVs.