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*1955 Karlsruhe, Germany — works and lives in Berlin
Miron Zownir moved to Berlin in 1976 and then went to the USA in 1981, where he spent 15 years in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. During his time in America, he also directed several short underground films, some of them were made in collaboration with Alexandre Rockwell (In the soup) and Ruy Murakami (Tokyo Decadence) and his producer Chosei Funahara (Enemy). With his awardwinning 35 mm shortmovie against racism Skinhead lan (1993), Zownir announced himself to be back in Germany. In 1995 he went to Russia where he pictured the rapid social and moral decline of the former Soviet Union with shocking closeness. His documentary Bruno S - Estrangement is death, about Bruno S., backyard musician, painter and main actor in Werner Herzog’s films The enigma of Kaspar Hauser and Stroszek was shown 2003 at the Berlinale 2003 and other film festivals all over the world. In his first crime novel “Kein schlichter Abgang“ published in 2003 you can once again follow Miron Zownir protagonists into a vicious and hostile cosmos, which is to be discovered as an absurd summation of everyday- life-insanity. Meanwhile he is working as a photographer, script author, author of crime novels, director and once in a while as a lecturer at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin.
more info here: www.mironzownir.com