Berlin-based filmmaker Jens Meurer started his career as a local reporter and photographer at the Rand Daily Mail in South Africa. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, Sciences-Po in Paris and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He has always worked internationally, at first directing documentaries in the Soviet Union, South Africa, Israel and the US, and then producing films all over Europe, as well as in the US, Africa and China. His feature film productions include Oscar-nominated The Last Station, Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book, Russian Ark and critically acclaimed Carlos, which received a Golden Globe in 2011. Amongst others, he worked on Irvine Welsh‘s Filth with James McAvoy and Jamie Bell, Ron Howard‘s glamorous racing drama Rush, medieval thriller Black Death starring Sean Bean and Jalmari Helander‘s Finnish sensation Big Game starring Samuel L. Jackson. Meurer‘s first love, however has always been documentaries. In 1995 he was awarded the European Academy Award for his work and his feature film about the Black Panther movement, Public Enemy (1999), premiered at the Venice Film festival. In 2015 he returned to directing documentaries.