Doerte Grimm

grew up in the north of Brandenburg/Germany and moved to Berlin in 1997 to study Journalism/Communication Science/History and Ethnology. In 2008 she started working as a freelance director and author. She directs and produces documentaries, image films and trailer. As an author she writes novels for children and young adults.

She has always been a huge fan of history. To capture the stories of reality as she sees them on film was one of her biggest dreams. Her work often focuses on people and how they are reflections of history. As she feels strongly connected to her East German roots her first feature documentary film portrays the last contemporary witnesses of former East German life.