"Better be foolish for oneself than wise for others."
"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"
STEWART BRAND The Whole Earth Catalog
"An award-winning filmmaker, writer, anthropologist, explorer and long-time student
of the human phenomenon, Bali based Douchan Gersi is a man who defies convention. The life story of the Slovak-born Belgian reads like fiction: full of midnight shipwrecks, jungles and the inevitable successes and failures that, like the tides, push and pull and dictate the flow of life."
Born in Slovakia as Dušan Gersi * Raised in Belgian Congo, Africa
Member Fellow of The Explorers Club of New York
Member of the Comité du Film Ethnographique et Sociologique du Musée de
Member of the Société des Auteurs et Écrivains Français
Chairman of TIMOTCA's International Board of Advisers
Founder of Tribal Life Foundation
Explorer, anthropologist, passionate about religions and ethnic music, he studies rituals of the sacred by experiencing them himself, as a psycho anthropologist.
[Crossed uncharted regions in Asia, Africa, Amazon Jungle, where, in some cases, made first contact with tribes.]
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and feature film director, and actor.
[The passion of cinematographic writing; from documentary filmmaking (see Documentary Filmography) to feature films (see Feature Film) and music videos, these short visual poems (see Miscellaneous)]
Author of books [ten published books translated in many languages], poetry, and articles for newspapers and magazines (see Bibliography), but also screenwriter (see Feature Film).
Lecturer throughout the world, has been teaching at UCLA-Extension (see Lecture & Teaching).
For him success in life is the ability to fulfill as many dreams as one can have—and never stop having new ones.
Often nick-named by the press as the real-life Indiana Jones, he is featured in Spielberg's CBS TV Special, "The Real-Life Indiana Jones".
• Bali International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize for TERROR AT SUNRISE,a children supernatural thriller
• Gold Medal – Best Documentary/Exploration Film for ADVENTURES IN THE JUNGLE OF BORNEO – International Film Festival of Trento, Italy
• Lifetime Achievement Award as Documentary Filmmaker – International Film Festival of Belgium
• Award Winning 13-Hour Series, EXPLORE, co-hosted & co-narrated with actor James Coburn