Alexander Nanau was born in Romania and studied directing at the renowned Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). His documentary film, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B received the International Emmy Award in 2010 and was screened at over 70 international film festivals receiving numerous other awards. His first feature documentary, PETER ZADEK INSZENIERT PEER GYNT (2006) premiered at the Munich International Film Festival and was released in cinemas across Germany and Austria in 2006. Nanau is a fellow of the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the Sundance Institute. His latest feature documentary TOTO AND HIS SISTERS is a European Academy Award nominee and was successfully screened at numerous international festivals where it won several awards including the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. The film was released in French cinemas at the start of 2016 as TOTO ET SES SOEURS.