Karin Jurschick

  • Born 17.10.1959 in Essen.
  • Studied theater, film and television science, German studies and history at the University of Cologne.
  • 1984 co-founder of the International Women’s Film Festival Feminale, 14 years co-organizer and program-maker.
  • From 1990 cultural editor of the Stadtrevue Köln. Co-editor of “Blaue Wunder. New Movies and Videos of Women 1984-1994“.
  • From 1995 freelance radio and television author, numerous television contributions u.a. for the WDR Cologne. In addition, articles in film magazines, lectures and courses, i.a. at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, the International Film School Cologne, the University of Bochum, the UDK Berlin and the Art University Linz.
  • Since 2000 directing and producing long documentary films.
  • Awards include: FIPRESCI Award Berlinale Forum 2001, Arte Documentary Award 2003, Adolf Grimme Award 2004, nomination for the Adolf Grimme Awards 2006 and 2012.
  • From 2017 professorship for documentary film at the HFF Munich.
  • Lives and works currently in Berlin and Munich.


Playing God Director

This rigorous documentary explores Feinberg’s unenviable position of having to place a financial value on human lives and justifying the differing amounts paid out.

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