Juliane Kussmann was born in Rostock in 1989, one month before the fall of the Wall. She grew up in Hamburg with history in her luggage and has not lost her interest and curiosity in people since then. In her films she tries to make the stories of her protagonists tangible and to tell them in a close way, without distorting their own voices. Always in view: To convey complex issues in an interesting way and to preserve their diversity.
After studying cultural and media sciences and completing a traineeship, she has been producing reports and documentaries for public broadcasting for several years, as well as scientific articles about top researchers for a renowned German foundation. Among other things, she has already published contributions for Länder-Menschen-Abenteuer, ZDFWISO or ZDFzoom on political, social or even socially critical topics.