A film by Michel Mees and Paula Fuks


Siegi Hirsch is a thief of ideas, an “irreferent” man! To prevent being crushed by the problems of society, he outstrips them. His eternal desire to learn prevents him from settling or theorizing his knowledge. Siegi Hirsch has been a major influence on psychiatry and psychotherapy in Europe. Through his work as a teacher and psychotherapist, he contributes to our indispensable collective memory. This teacher, trainer, and therapist lives to help others to live better.

Direction and writing Michel Mees
Paula Fuks
Siegi Hirsch
Image Louis-Philippe Capelle
Sound Eric Chabot
Editing Nathalie Delvoye
Producer Willy Perelsztejn
Associate producer Bernard Balteau

55 minutes – Beta digital – Stereo – Colour

A coproduction © Les Films de la Mémoire – Ribono – Création et Mémoire – RTBF
With the support of le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique et les télédistributeurs wallons
Nominated at the 25th International Amiens Film Festival, in the “Le Monde comme il va” section
Nominated at the 2005 edition of the International Independent Film Festival (Brussels)

This film is available in the shop in a special edition :
The film (55 minutes) in English or in French + bonus material (72 minutes) in French :
– Shooting preparation
– Siegi’s youth
– The end of the war
– Pierre Segond, educators and judges
– What is a Mensch?
– A few of Siegi’s stories

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