Christa Maerker

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Christa Maerker is a filmmaker, screenplay-writer and film critic. She has directed 50 documentary films (ARD, ZDF), co-authored the film „Die Schweizermacher" and wrote several other screenplays. She is teaching film courses, has taught ‘Creative Writing – Screenplays’ at Stanford University Berlin and Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.
Her reviews were published in film journals, Daily papers, and programs on radio. She has contributed to the film book series of the Hanser and Rowohlt Publishing Houses. She writes radio-plays and has won several awards. Since 1977 she has been working for the International Filmfestival Berlin. She lives in Berlin and elsewhere.