ThorstenThorsten Trimpop is a filmmaker from Germany currently based in Cambridge, MA. He is completing work on his new documentary film, The New Normal, a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone. His first feature film, The Irrational Remains, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006 and won numerous awards. His work interweaves elements from fictional and documentary film traditions. He currently teaches filmmaking and film studies at Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University. At MIT he will be working on a digital storytelling project that touches on issues of empire, ecology, and the human obsession with beauty.

Thorsten Trimpop
Fellow, MIT Open Documentary Lab
Comparative Media Studies/Writing