Alex Szalat is the Head of Docs Up Fund, an Association dedicated to feature length documentaries about Human rights. From September 2011 until March 2019, he was Deputy Head of the Documentary department of Arte France (Society and Culture). From 2008 to 2011, he ran the Current affair, Social issues and Geopolitical department at Arte France and before that he was a commissioning editor for the Geopolitical Europe and Society department of Arte France. He began his career in 1977 as a director of short films, documentaries and TV series. His filmography is extensively covering a full range of aspects dealing with European life culture and society. In 1987, Alex Szalat founded KS VISIONS, an independent producers' company which has produced over a hundred documentary films and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, VRT, Dutch Channel 1, etc.