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Thorsten Trimpop is currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA. He just completed his new film, FURUSATO 古里, a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan's nuclear exclusion zone. His first feature film, THE IRRATIONAL REMAINS, premiered at the Berlinale and won numerous awards around the world. His earlier film and theater work have been presented at venues such as the Locarno Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Currently he teaches Filmmaking and Film Studies at Boston University and the Massachusetts College of Art. He is also a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab where he is working on a new project.