Yann Sinic has been directing videos for nearly ten years. From the start, his work has focused on the idea of memory using the accounts of Protestants who sheltered Jews during the Shoah (1989-90). He continued this investigation in Pour Mémoire, a video-essay in which he enquires into memory, film and video. In 1996, he edited newscasts on France 3 and directed news stories for the program Brut d’Arte (La Médaille des Justes, 1996). Wanting to further develop his investigation of video as an art form, he founded PHAROS in February 1998 with Nathalie Combe. They produced, co-wrote, and directed their first professional work, La Conscience de Svevo, broadcast by RTBF in October 2000. In this video-essay, like in Pour Mémoire, there emerges a style of narration that is further developed in a second film, Les Hommes du Monde, before it moves into the realm of fiction.