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Robert Krieg was born in 1949 in Bad Ems. After studying Sociology, Journalism and Ethnology, he began teaching at the Dortmund Polytechnic and the universities in Osnabrueck and Bielefeld. From 1977-1982, he was involved in social research on the topics of Marginalisation and Migration. In 1983, he started writing and directing documentaries and television reports and in 1997 co-founded World TV with Monika Nolte. A selection of his films includes: Intifada (1989), On the Borderline (Besetzter Traum, 1991), Letter from Cuba (Carta de Cuba, 1992), I Came to Palestine (Ich kam nach Palastina, 1998), Adiós General (1999), Europe Was So Close - Novi Sad in the Year After the Nato Bombs (Europa war so nah - Novi Sad nach den Nato-Bomben, 2000), White Gold - The Salt of the Desert (Weisses Gold - Das Salz der Wueste, 2001), The Provinces, the Revolt and Life Thereafter (Die Provinz, die Revolte und das Leben danach, 2004), Unworthy of Life (Lebensunwert, 2005), and A Village in Europe (Ein Dorf in Europa, 2007), among others.