Maren Wickwire

Nationality: German

Maren Wickwire is a filmmaker and designer based in Chicago. She completed her Diploma in Communication Design with a specialization in Documentary film from the Folkwang University of Arts in 2009. She founded Manifest Media in 2007 and her award winning installation and multimedia work has been screened around the globe and reflect her desire to see social change and justice. She has collaborated with renowned international organizations like UNHCR, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the US Institute of Peace, Art Works Projects and Eastern Congo Initiative. She uses film as a tool to raise awareness and give a voice and face to the untold stories and pressing issues of human rights violations of our time. View samples of her work at and