I was born in Wuppertal, Germany, where I graduated with a university degree in 1998. After some travelling, I studied physics for 3 years followed by internships in film. This is where I discovered my love for documentaries. I completed my film studies at the Konrad Wolf School for Film and TV in Potsdam Babelsberg with the feature length documentary “My globe is broken in Rwanda“, which was shown at several festivals and won the Max Ophüls Preis in 2010. During and after my studies, I worked as an editor and author for independent productions, as well as TV stations including the BBC, ZDF, ARTE and Al Jazeera. Currently I’m also collaborating on a project attempting to salvage precious old film material in Sudan by the acclaimed Sudanese film director Gadalla Gubara.