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Alina Skrzeszewska



Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1977, her family emigrated to West Germany and she grew up in Munich. She studied stage design, art and media at the Berlin University of the Arts and film and video at the California Institute of the Arts. From 2007 to 2008 she lived in a hotel on Skid Row in Los Angeles, a neighbourhood which inspired several of her films. Her first feature-length documentary Songs from the Nickel screened at international festivals and won a number of awards.


2002 The Scent of the Sky; short film 2006 Stories of a Promised Land – part 1; short film 2009 Last One Left; short film 2010 Songs from the Nickel; documentary 2013 Traviesos; documentary 2018 Game Girls; documentary, Panorama Berlinale