Thorsten Trimpop is a filmmaker currently based in Cambridge, MA. His new film, Furusato 古里, is a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone and will have its premiere at the Viennale 2016 and in competition at DOK Leipzig this fall.
His first feature film, The Irrational Remains, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous awards around the world. His earlier film and theater work have been presented at venues such as the Locarno Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and on European television. Currently he teaches filmmaking and film studies at the MIT and Boston University. He is also a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where he is working on a new project.