Franziska Schönenberger works as a writer and filmmaker in Munich. She earned her master’s degree in media studies and studied directing at HFF Munich. Her documentary ‘Amma & Appa’ (2014) was screened at numerous festivals and celebrated its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. She made her latest documentary ‘Die Schatten der Wüste’ (2018) together with her husband Jayakrishnan Subramanian. In addition to her work as a director, she has written and published a partly autobiographical novel.