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Daniel Abma was born in Westerbork in the Netherlands in 1978. After a degree in primary school education, he moved to Berlin to be a youth media worker. Then he studied film directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam, where he realised the feature-length documentaries Beyond Wriezen (Nach Wriezen, Grimme Award, 2012) and Transit Havana (2016).
His documentary films about social themes are observatory and based on people. Since 2017, Abma has taught documentary film directing at KONRAD WOLF. He also tutors pitching workshops at European film festivals and is still a freelance youth media worker.