J. Michael Schumacher


J. Michael Schumacher, born Dec. 5, 1960, has been producing TV reports and documentaries for public broadcasters such as WDR, NDR, ZDF and Arte for 35 years. As an author, cameraman and director, he specializes in cultural and wildlife documentaries as well as animal protection topics around the globe. In addition to mostly endangered species, his favorite protagonists include the purged poacher in the Congo or the tireless dolphin activist, as well as the shrewd jade smuggler in Myanmar or the tradition-conscious samurai who fights against nuclear energy.