Monika Borgmann

Monika Borgmann

Germany

Biography

Born in Germany, she studied Arabic and Political Sciences in Bonn and Damascus. From 1990 to 2001, she worked in the Middle East and North Africa as a freelance journalist for German radio and “Die Zeit.” BORGMANN holds dual German/Lebanese citizenship and is the author of Saïd Mekbel, une mort à la lettre (2008. Dar Al-Jadeed Publications, Lebanon and Téraède Éditions, France). Borgmann began collaborating with Lokman Slim in 2001 when they co-directed the feature documentary MASSACRE (MASSAKER, 2004). The film was screened at more than sixty international film festivals and was released to the cinema in France and Greece in 2006. Massaker received seven awards, including the Fipresci Prize at the 2005 Berlinale. In 2016, they reunited with TADMOR.

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