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The ethnologist Roland Platz has been working as curator for South and Southeast Asia at the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin since 2009. He studied ethnology and sociology in Freiburg, and carried out extensive fieldwork in Northern Thailand. Many years of freelance work as university lecturer, coach and journalist followed. His special focus is on the minorities of Southeast Asia and questions of identity.

The director Bettina Renner has been making documentary TV-programs and feature-length documentaries for broadcasting channels like ZDF, ARTE and ARD since 2006, as well as producing video installations. Her films have been screened at international film festivals and won awards. For her latest documentary "Bury my heart in Dresden" she received the "Achievement Award for Documentary Filmmaking" in Los Angeles in 2013. Bettina Renner completed various courses in American studies, communications, economics, in Dresden and USA. After extended stays abroad and her work at the American Indian Film Institute in San Francisco she completed a traineeship at ZDF in 2003.