Documentary Program: “React To Film Series”

Even with two kids and a banker husband to keep in check, Coralie Charriol Paul still runs around New York City exuding youthful French flair. She is well traveled and clearly possessed with wisdom and insight beyond her years.

The daughter of Charriol’s founder Philippe, Coralie was born in Hawaii and then spent her childhood between family homes in Hong Kong, London, Megeve, Paris, New York and Aspen. Now she and her family are ensconced on Manhattan’s upper east side.

For ten years she has been working for her father’s brand which is best known for its cable-design jewelry and Swiss watches, but is a full multi-product luxury goods company with fragrance and accessories. Coralie’s creative energy has not been limited to designing jewelry and handbags

She designed an informal series of film screenings over the years to show New York’s tastemakers important issue-based documentary films (such as “Born into Brothels” which went on to win an Oscar for Best Documentary, and “The Fluteplayer” which won an Emmy for best TV doc).

This past June she formalized her efforts into “React to Film,” her activist film series which launched with screenings of “Food Inc” (now nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary) followed by a Q and A with the film’s producer, best-selling author Eric Schlossser.

With React to Film, Coralie selects an issue-based documentary, which she presents at intimate screenings that she hosts along with an audience of New York’s media elite, journalists, fashionistas and celebrities.