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Born 1951 in Hamburg, 1971-1977 studies in literature, history, politics and philosophy; University of Hamburg, Staatsexamen (MA equiv.). 1977-1979 studies/residency in the USA, Canada and South-East Asia. Journalistic work, radio, television, trade press; since 1979 active as freelance filmmaker/author in Hamburg. 1980 co-founder of film production unit (Rhizomfilm) with Monika Hielscher, 1992 Board Member of the Hamburger Filmbüro, 1995/98 Managing Director of the Hamburger Filmbüro; 1998 founding member of the Hamburger Filmverein, 1999 member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm, 2003 participation in the Discovery Campus Master School, member of the EDN/European Documentary Network.