Born on July, 25 in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Travels to the Balkans and in Turkey
Trained as an observer at the Swiss Airforce training school
Mobilized as an observer in the Swiss air force (1943–1945)
Travels to Lapland
BA in Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel
Teaches French in La Chaux-de-Fonds, then Neuchâtel (1950–1953)
Travels to Spain and Portugal
Travels to Africa (1953–1954) as part of the 8th mission of the Musée d’ethnographie in Neuchâtel (Sahara with Peul and Batammariba tribes and Ivory Coast) and films Les Nomades du soleil
Travels to Belgian Congo (1956–1957)
Nomades du soleil (book of photographs, Guilde du Livre)
Exhibits his photographs as part of the Sahara 57 exhibition at the Musée d’ethnographie in Neuchâtel
Travels to Madagascar
Pays de Neuchâtel (book of photographs, Griffon publishers)
Creates the production company "Henry Brandt Production et Réalisation de films – Cortaillod".
Voile d’argent award at the 14th edition of the Locarno Festival for Quand nous étions petits enfants.
Suggests the creation of a series of documentary films, with Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta, to the management of the future Swiss National Exhibition in Lausanne in 1964.
Travels to Niger with Jean Rouch.
Participates in the foundation of the Association suisse des réalisateurs de films
Participates in Expo 64, the Swiss National Exhibition, Lausanne
Films Opération Banyarwanda in Congo and Burundi
World tour to film Voyage chez les vivants (India, Thailand, Sarawak, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, U.S.A., then London and Moscow)
Continues his tour of the world in Senegal and U.S.A.
Ends his world tour in Bratsk, Siberia, then edits the film in Geneva
Member of the Commission fédérale du cinéma from 1969 to 1972, as a representative of VSF (Association suisse des producteurs de films)
Screening of Voyage chez les vivants at the Cannes Film Festival
L’Aventure des hommes (book of photographs, Mondo)
First collaboration with the French-speaking Swiss television
Focuses mainly on old age and films Le Dernier Printemps
Films the Molécules educational programme with Rafel Carreras and Jacqueline Brandt
Films Nous étions les rois du monde. Chronique de l’année 1983 au Val-de-Travers (1982–1983)
Dies on July 26 in Saint-Ambroix (Gard, France)