Eva Demmler had originally wanted to study monkeys in their natural habitat before starting to make films. Nowadays she films monkeys and other primates. Her latest documentary “A Pharmacy for Monkeys – Jungle Medicine” was a joint production with Axel Friedrich. What needs to be done to stop humans from further destroying environments where wild animals roam free – that is the question on which the filmmaker focuses in her work.
Eva Demmler, 1985-1993: Language studies Italian, Spanish and Dutch at the FU Berlin, degree: Magistra Artium.
1994: International experience in Florence, Italy
1995:International experience in NYC, USA
1996 -1998:Head of the reportage section at teen magazine „Polylux“ (RBB/ARD)
1995 -2005: Editor for ARD-aktuell, „Tagesthemen“ and „Nachtmagazin“ (NDR)
2005 - today: Writer/director for the TV docu-soap "Elefant, Tiger und Co", 25 min., Fridays on MDR; blocks of 50 min. on ARD.