Studied cultural anthropology, literature and ethnology. PhD in European ethnology. Has worked for film festivals (Leipzig, Sheffield, Cottbus, Wiesbaden) since 1991. Head of film programme at DOK Leipzig until 2017. Curated numerous film programmes in Germany and abroad, has contributed to documentaries and tv series, published on documentary, mentored in training initiatives. Has curated the German-Sorbian section at FilmFestival Cottbus since 2014. Directed in 2019 the feature-length documentary Coal-Country Song. Gundermann. Member of the federal film funding commission for documentary.
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