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    About me

    Dirk is a director, writer and producer with wide international experience. His special interest lies in the Middle East, the Maghreb and Africa.

    His new project 1979 BIG BANG, a feature documentary about the birth of the 21st century, is in the works right now.

    In 2018, Dirk produced the acclaimed THE SIEGE OF MECCA” (aka “MEKKA 1979 - URKNALL DES TERRORS?" or "LE SIÈGE DE LA MECQUE"). This is the first comprehensive investigation of the hijacking of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia - an event that marked a pivotal shift in world history. Produced jointly between Dirk’s OutreMer Film GmbH and Pascal Verroust’s K2 Productions, Paris, the film was supported by ARTE France, NDR, WDR, HR, RBB, ORF, FFHSH Hamburg and INA France; PBS International does world sales.

    Other films of recent years are: "JAMMING ADDIS" (distributed in 186 countries), "GUZO - THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC", "KASHMIR - INDIA'S CROWN JEWEL".