Lê Thành Kôi, born in Hanoi in 1923, is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Education and Education and Development at the Sorbonne.
After a career as research director and lecturer, he published "Le VietNam, histoire et civilisation" (Éditions de Minuit, 1955). In 1963, he began an international career as an ILO consultant with UNESCO, within ACCT, the United Nations University and the United Nations Development Programme.
From 1970, he was elected associate professor, then full professor at the University Paris V - René Descartes where he taught comparative education. Concurrently, he fulfilled his international tasks. He is the author of some twenty books and numerous articles published in journals and collective books.
An illustrated bibliographical selection is presented at the end of the film.