Christian Lelong was born in Paris in 1954. He studied African anthropology at EPHE (Sorbonne), Berber at INLCO and cinema and anthropology in Nanterre. He went to Niger in 1975 and Mali the following year.
Then he settled in Haute Savoie where he founded Cinédoc in 1993, a place of training, production and documentary programming.
In 2003, with Pierre Mortimore, he produced his first feature film, "Agadez Nomade FM", which was introduced at the Forum of the Berlin Festival the following year.
He has produced several documentaries including "Justice à Agadez" (2005) (Justice in Agadez) and "Avec Damouré Zika, un acteur au pays de nulle part" (2006) (With Damouré Zika, an actor from nowhere in particular).
"Amour, sexe et mobylette" is his second feature film for the cinema.
He died on the 11th of October 2020 in Annecy (France).