Maja Meiners

Maja Meiners first studied "Comparative Literature" and "English Studies" in Bochum and then a Master's degree in "Modern Indian Studies" in Göttingen. During and after her studies she worked as a freelance radio writer for WDR 5. Her first feature documentary "BREAKING BARRIERS - The Casteless Collective" about an Indian protest band was screened at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2020 and was nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award 2020. Since her traineeship at Thurnfilm (2020/2021), she now works as a freelance filmmaker and author of television documentaries and radio features with a content focus on social issues.