Serge Goriely, a native of Brussels, was born into an artistic, intellectual family. He was founder of the Ciné-Club at the European School of Brussels and completed a Master’s degree in business engineering. Numerous travels around the world led to numerous photo and televised reports from Mexico where he worked for Televisa for an extended period. His participation in the reconstruction of the former Soviet Union under the aegis of the Commission of the European Community inspired his first play, "Jeviot Bizness." After turning his back on the business world, he studied theater at the University of Louvain and undertook playwriting and screenwriting whole hog. He is the author of numerous plays, including "Realdemokratie," "Cave Canem" and "Kimberley." He is also a filmmaker who has worked for Luxembourg, French, and Mexican television, directing numerous documentaries such as "Le Grand Raid: Le Cap-terre de Feu." His most recent films are "L’Ultimatum" and "L’Escale," which have shown at numerous international festivals. Goriely’s plays and films jump back and forth between personal dramas and political issues with ease, humor, and clarity. They place the issue of lies front and center, whether they are found in the hypocrisy of family life, the trickiness of sexual seduction or the fundamental dishonesty underlying power structures.