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Martina Priessner works as a filmmaker, radio journalist and curator in Berlin. In 2003 she co-founded the trans-cultural network Kultursprünge and organized the film festival and symposium Europe in Motion: Moving Images, Shifting Perspectives in Transcultural Cinema (Berlin 2004). From 1998 - 2007 she worked for the Film Festival Turkey/Germany. Her work as a curator includes the film series GEGENBILDER for Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin (2006 and 2007) and TURKISH CINEMA FROM THE SIXTIES UNTIL TODAY at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art Berlin (2008). From 2008-2010 she worked as a dramaturgical advisor and curator at the Ballhaus Naunynstraße Berlin. BASED DOWN SOUTH (2010) is her first feature-length documentary.