Eva Knopf received an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Media Studies from Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, studied Film and Television Studies at Universiteit van Amsterdam, and was a post-graduate student with Kaja Silverman and Trinh T. Minh-ha in the Rhetoric/Film Theory Department at University of California at Berkeley.
She is currently writing her dissertation about experimental approaches to the colonial image archive at Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena. She is looking at the strategies that film makers employ to make an alternative history visible, when often the only archival footage available is shot by the colonizers.
Parallel to her academic work Eva studies directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, where she is currently working on her diploma film about African film extras in nazi propaganda films.
Before that, she shot a film about the Ghanaian video industry. By observing the film scene and the stories told in the movies, 'JUJU MOVIE - Get Rich or Die Trying' provides insight on the spiritual world of Ghana.
For many years Eva worked as a projectionist in different art house theaters.