BA, 1995, University of Siegen. MFA, 2007, University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. Research Scholar, 2011–13, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Research Fellow, 2014–17, MIT Open Documentary Lab. Films: Furusato (2016), 24h Berlin—a day in life (2008), The Irrational Remains (2006), The Last Day (2003), Swimming Underground (2001). Screenings: International Filmfestival Locarno, International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Film Festival Berlin, Vienna International Film Festival, FID Marseilles, DOK Leipzig, Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Film Festival Amsterdam. Awards: DOK Leipzig 2016—Golden Dove-Winner Competition Long Documentary International Film Festival Berlin—Prize of the International Federation of Film Societies, New England Moving Image Grant—LEF Foundation, Gerd Ruge Grant—Film und Media Foundation North Rhine—Westphalia, Germany, Artist in Residence—Goethe Institute Kyoto, Film Fellowship—DEFA Foundation Berlin, Flaherty Fellowship—LEF Foundation, Fay Chandler Faculty Creativity Seed Grant—MIT
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