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Daniel Abma was born 1978 in the Netherlands. He previously studied Primary school education and worked as a youth worker in Berlin and Brandenburg. 2008-2015, he studied film directing at the Film University Babelsberg (Germany), focusing on documentary film making. His first feature length documentary NACH WRIEZEN / BEYOND WRIEZEN won the prestigious German Grimme Award. His debutfilm TRANSIT HAVANA was released 2016.

Daniel Abma, geboren 1978 in den Niederlanden. Studium der Grundschulpädagogik, dann medienpädagogische Jugendarbeit in Berlin und Brandenburg. 2008-2015 Regiestudium an der Filmuniversität Babelsberg (ehem. HFF-Potsdam) mit Schwerpunkt Dokumentarfilm. Sein erster abendfüllender Dokumentarfilm NACH WRIEZEN / BEYOND WRIEZEN gewann einen Grimme Preis. Sein Debutfilm TRANSIT HAVANA wurde 2016 veröffentlicht.

Filmography:

  • Transit Havana – 2016 – 86 min – doc
  • Forward Motion – 2014 – 30 min – doc
  • Holanda del Sol – 2013 – 45 min – doc
  • Beyond Wriezen – 2012 – 88 min – doc
  • Trajectories – 2012 – 28 min – doc
  • Gabriella and the golden boys – 2011 – 45 min – doc
  • Hannes about Papas and Power Ranger – 2011 – 28 min – doc
  • Turkeys and Diamonds – 2011 – 20 min – fiction
  • Officially Unofficially – 2010 – 11 min – doc
  • Lothar Erdmann – 2010 – 13 min – doc

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