Frankfurt/Main, 1978.

During his school years, he worked as a projectionist at a repertory cinema in Frankfurt and began to shoot first short films. Between 2002 and 2007, he studied Documentary Film Direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His degree film SONBOL was awarded the “first steps award” as well as the “Grimmepreis”. Other feature-length documentary films followed such as VON KINDERN (ZDF 2010), FREISPIELEN (arte 2012) and ON THE ROAD WITH SOCRATES (arte 2014), all of all of them screened at various national and international festivals.

Niko Apel.

2008, Germany. vo Farsi. 54’