Katharina von Schroeder was born in 1979 in Wuppertal. She studied Physics, followed by internships in film during which time she discovered her love for documentaries, and enrolled at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film & Television. She also works as a picture editor for the BBC and ARTE. My Globe is Broken in Rwanda is her first full-length documentary. Her other films include the documentary shorts: Flic Flac (2003), Imagine (2004), Radio Uganda (2005), and Gay China (2007).