Frauke Finsterwalder

After her studies Literature and History, Frauke FINSTERWALDER (1975, Germany) worked as an assistant director. In 2003, she started an education documentary filmmaking. She received a scholarship from the Goethe Institute in Seoul in 2010. She then moved to Kenya, where she partly wrote the screenplay for her first feature Finsterworld. It was named as best German film of 2013 by the Zurich Film Festival. Besides making films, Finsterwalder works as a journalist.


Schulkrieg (2002, short), 0,003 Km (2004, short), Expedition Heimat (2005, short doc), Weil der Mensch ein Mensch ist (2007, short doc), Total Control Can Be the Death of a Man’s Work (2006, doc), Die große Pyramide/The Great Pyramid (2009, doc), Finsterworld (2013)