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Michel Coeli is a director, documentary filmmaker and photographer. His passion for visual storytelling and commitment to humanitarian and environmental issues have been the pillars of his career.

Graduated in cinema from Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, Coeli was the creator and director of the acclaimed series "Que Mundo É Esse", which aired on GloboNews and GloboPlay. He also contributed to several vehicles, such as National Geographic, VICE on HBO, The Times and TV Globo.

He traveled to more than 50 countries recording important moments, such as the Iraq War against ISIS, the Syrian war, the refugee crisis and environmental causes such as ivory hunting in Kenya and whaling in Faroes Island.
He has documented places such as Ukraine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Israel-Palestine, capturing the complex and often harrowing essence of the contemporary world.

In 2013, he made the short film "No Olho Do Furacão", during the demonstrations that took over Brazil. The short, posted online, accumulated millions of views, being highlighted in internationally renowned media outlets, such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post and CNN. The short was selected to participate in festivals and was the opening film of the FIFDH, which takes place during the week of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One of his photos of the demonstrations was the subject of an Amnesty International campaign in 2014.

In 2015, he recorded the daily lives of Kurds in Iraq in the war against ISIS. These photos were the subject of an exhibition open to the public at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, seen by more than 150,000 people.
During the refugee crisis that devastated the world and Europe in 2016, he registered refugees from the Island of Lesbos in Greece, crossing several countries to Munich. This work resulted in the documentary “Que Mundo É Esse? The refugee crisis.” shown on national television in Brazil.

In recent years, Michel Coeli has collaborated as a director on several projects for TV Globo, including: directing various news features for the Caldeirão do Huck program; leading a world tour with presenter Zeca Camargo called "Pelo Mundo das TVs", which visited 10 countries to show the behind-the-scenes of major productions; directed the "Estrelas do Brasil" season with Tv Star Angélica, which featured people with relevant social projects across the country; he was also one of the directors of the soap opera Boogie Oogie (2014), and, more recently, the documentary "Domingão com Huck, a história da história", which reveals the story behind the transition of hosts for the most valuable time slot on Brazilian television.

In 2024, his first feature film will premiere, entitled "Symphony of Survival". The film delves into the devastating consequences of the disaster in the Pantanal between 2020 and 2021, when the biome was brutally affected by drought and fires.


Michel Coeli is currently focusing his attention on humanitarian and environmental issues in Brazil and South America.

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