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Sigrid Faltin: Biography

Dr. Sigrid Faltin, born in 1956, studied English, German, and history in Bonn and Freiburg. Her Ph.D. thesis was on “Emigration from the Palatines to the United States“ in modern history. After training as a regional correspondent with the German South-West TV station SWF, she worked as an anchorwoman for radio and TV. Today she is an independent documentary film director / writer and producer. She has received several international awards for her films, among them a New York Film Festival award for her internationally produced film about Hilla Rebay, the founding director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She authored a widely respected biography of Rebay and another book on the history of the song La Paloma, about which she made a feature film as well, which was shown on film festivals and on TV worldwide. Her last feature length documentary film “Kinder! Liebe! Hoffnung!” has been nominated for the German TV Award in 2013. Right now Faltin is writing her first script for a feature film on the true story of Hilla Rebay. Sigrid Faltin is a member of the European Documentary Network. She is married and at home in Freiburg, Germany.


Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network

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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.

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