Olivier Pollet is an investigative journalist and award-winning filmmaker, producer and researcher based in the UK. Over the past decade his works have focused on corporate accountability, human rights, environmental issues and colonial legacies, working alongside indigenous communities in the Asia-Pacific region, and especially in Papua New Guinea.
He studied history and anthropology in Paris before moving to Australia in 2006. After completing his degree in journalism at the University of Technology in Sydney, Olivier embarked on the "Canning Paradise" adventure in order to shed some light on the huge social and environmental impact that the tuna industry has in the Pacific. After travelling for 2 months alone in PNG to meet the tribes impacted by the project, Olivier came back to Australia and founded his own production company "Fourth World Films" in order to complete the project and be able to work on similar issues in the future. "Canning Paradise" is his first long feature investigative film and he self funded the production.
His films have been recognised numerous times on the festival scene, including with a nomination for the Albert Londres Prize, the most prestigious journalism award in France.