Maren Wickwire studied documentary film at Folkwang Hochschule Essen and Holon Institute of Technology in Israel and completed an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. After graduating, she founded Manifest Media and has since worked as a production manager, creative director, editor and DOP. With extensive experience directing, producing, and shooting documentaries, as well as working with multi-voice video installations, Maren has presented her work at international film festivals, community screenings, and exhibitions around the world. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.