Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, wishes to pay tribute to the memory of Séverin Blanchet, victim of the deadly attack in Kabul.

Director and disciple of Jean Rouch, he has devoted his whole life to the transmission of documentary art, to intelligence and to the opening of the gaze on others and to the respect of cultures, on several continents.

His involvement in the magnificent adventure of the Ateliers Varan - which has become an international documentary school that sometimes intervenes in difficult situations, such as in Kabul, where he had trained young Afghan filmmakers for four years - will remain exemplary and courageous.