A former reporter for the French daily Libération, Martin Meissonnier’s work as a filmmaker has a strong global flavor. His producing and directing credits include major documentaries about finance, politics and history. Martin has also developed the ground-breaking music program Mégamix for La Sept and Arte, with 220 episodes from 1989 to 1994, that blazed a trail for subsequent arts programs.
Martin is also a composer, who wrote the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Albertville, as well as for numerous movies, including Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things.
As a music producer he has worked with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Fela, Manu Dibango and dozens of other artists.
As for now, he is exploring the subjects of work and new company models, since he’s made researches and directed his films Happiness at Work (2015), What Women Want at Work (2017) and Happiness at School (2021) https://vimeo.com/471344366
A handful of companies around the world are trying to invent new organizational models and create a new concept of work: doing away with the pyramid system, encouraging egalitarian practices, scrapping controls and bosses, sharing information, and so on. Shot in nine different companies in various countries around the world, this filmed investigation will reveal some innovative solutions that allow trust, freedom and creativity to be rebuilt in the working environment
Today, the question of women’s position seems to be at the crossroads of all important and pressing topics of our time: politics, education, society, environment… and work. And yet, despite statistics showing that women earn on average 18% less than men anywhere in the world, some companies are actively trying to fight inequality and prejudice. What Women Want at Work introduces those who do things differently