Marie-Claire Javoy

Marie-Claire Javoy is a director, screenplay writer, chief-editor of many documentaries for the cinema and television and also is an author of book-documentaries. The different poles of her professional activities such as writing, directing and editing spread out in a simultaneous resonance, always in harmony with each other. In her opinion, writing, directing and editing, have a strong relation and join each other in the same purpose of telling a story. Children, women, and the disadvantaged ones are always in the heart of her work. She also wrote many books which are often connected to the films she worked on, such as « l’interdit d’enfance » (the forbidden childhood) (Albin Michel edition), « le premier crie »(the first scream) (Naive Edition), « Le chemin de l’école » (L’editeur and Hoebeke edition) and a comic strip « le plus long chemin de l’école » (the longest way to school) (Dargaud edition) and is now creating a 52×5’ collection destinated to a young public (France4 and Netflix) on the theme « Naitre et devenir autonome » (being born and becoming independent) which illustrates the birth, the threats and protections, the learning and the independence of baby animals.


2013: Sur le chemin de l’école (On the way to school), by Pascal Plisson (César 2014 Best documentary film)

2006: Le premier cri (The first scream), by Gilles de Maistre (nomination César Best documentary film 2007)


Collection 52 X 5’ « If I were…an animal » XILAM Studios (France4 – Netflix)
Creation, conception, direction of documentaries such as:

Dans le secret des nonnes (The nun’s secret)  52′ France 3 / C. Karembeu le visible et l’invisible (C. Karembeu the visible and invisible) 52′ France Ô / Femmes en train (Women by train) 26′ Arte / L’audace d’être mère (The audacity to be a mother) 52′ AFM / Malades clandestins (Ill clandestine) 15′ Arte / Maternité : le combat des femmes handicapées (Maternity: the fight of women with disabilities)  110’ France 3/ Vogue le célibat (single vogue) 90′ M6 / L’envers des décors (Backstage) 52′ DVD …


Les chemins de l’école (On the way to school) (ed. HOEBEKE)/ Sur le chemin de l’école (éd. L’EDITEUR)Interdits d’enfance (Forbidden childhood) (éd. Albin Michel)/ Le premier cri (the first scream) (éd. Naïve)/ Bébés d’ailleurs (Babies from elsewhere) (éd. Naïve) Comic strip

Le plus long chemin de l’école (the longest way to school) – Dessins Renaud Garreta (DARGAUD)


Editorial coordination 20X26’ and 3X52’ collection « Les chemins de l’école » (The paths to school) France 5 Conception / editorial board / Rewriting of audio-visual projects such as:

90 Nos bébés ont une histoire (Our babies have a story)  France2/ 26X26  international  documentary series Bible Les chemins de l’école (The paths to school) / 3X52 Le couple (The couple) France 2 /2X52 Le pensionnat de l’espoir (The pension of hope) France 3 / 6X26 Collection Entres autres (Between) France 5 / …