Brigitte Scheffer has worked as a foreign correspondent and filmmaker for most of the top international TV stations and news agencies (BBC, Bloomberg, DW, RTVE, The Economist). She has worked extensively in West Africa, North Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. She was the senior producer of the award-winning series on migration for BBC 2 “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe”, which received 3 BAFTA, an International Emmy, and the Grierson Award, among many others. They followed refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and West Africa as they made way to their Europe. The series took them to some problematic and hostile places, filming issues which are often controversial.
Brigitte has a strong background in working on sensitive issues, negotiating delicate access and gaining the trust of contributors. She has the ability to portray intimate human stories in some of the world’s most challenging environments.