Paul Committee, the son of Tony Gomez, a prominent Afghan journalist, journalist and producer, has died in Paris at the age of 51, Comiti Productions told AFP. The company, which produces documentaries and inquiries around the world, said “Paul Committee died of a heart attack in Paris”.
“He has traveled around the world and produced dozens of reports and documentaries for the newspaper company he founded in 1993 by his father,” Comiti Productions added.
Dedicating a particular relationship with Afghanistan, his company says, “Paul Committee was one of the rare Western journalists who filmed the country at the center of the Afghan turmoil, shortly before the Taliban came to power.” He has toured many countries in the Middle East, from Iran to Iraq, from Lebanon to Israel.
His latest film, “Return to Kabul Under the Taliban Emirates”, taken this fall, which aired earlier this summer on Canal + (“Kabul, Au Coeur des Talibans”), can be viewed on the encrypted channel from February 1. Beginning his career at the age of 23, he is the father of two children and has won numerous awards in 1999, including the Grand Prix du Scoop d’Angers and the Bayeux Prize (for war reporters) for the film “The Devil’s Miners”. 2009 “Afghan Ambush”.
His documentaries aired on Envoyé Special on France 2, Enquête Exclusive on M6, France 5, TF1, Arte, Canal + and Les Routes de l’impossible on foreign channels.