Dr. Sigrid Faltin studied English, German, and history in Bonn and Freiburg. Her Ph.D. thesis was on the “Emigration from the Palatinate to the United States“ in Modern History. After training as a regional correspondent with the German TV station SWF, she worked as a host for radio and TV. Today she is a documentary film director, writer and producer. She has received several international awards for her films, among them several New York Film Festival awards. She is at home in Freiburg, Germany.