vita - Johannes Unger

The chief of the department “Documentaries and Current Affairs” at rbb will start the journey to farEAST with his team in Berlin. He will travel to the Balkan, Turkey and Iran for the first two episodes.

He will be accompanied by co-author Natalie Amiri from Tehran on through Iran to Uzbekistan.

As the creative mind, author and project manager, Johannes Unger has also worked on the road movie "Immer ostwärts - Von Berlin nach Wladiwostok" („Allways Eastward – from Berlin to Vladivostok“).

He has held different positions at the rbb, before that at the Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB). He was responsible for several documentaries and TV-projects, such as the renowned and award-winning productions „Chronik der Wende", "Roter Stern über Deutschland", "Preußen - Chronik eines deutschen Staates", "Deutsche und Polen", Mensch - Einstein", "60xDeutschland - Die Jahresschau", "24h Berlin" and "Friedrich - Ein deutscher König".

For the Projekt 20 x Brandenburg he was awarded the famous Grimme Prize in 2011 along with director Andreas Dresen.

Johannes Unger studied political sciences in Hamburg and was on the road after that for several years for NDR and WDR Television as author and reporter. At ORB Television he worked at last as editor-in-chief, hosted political series and magazines (such as “Klartext“, „Brennpunkt“, election broadcasts, among others) and wrote comments for the ARD news magazine „Tagesthemen“.

At rbb Television he and his editorial team were responsible for most of the documentaries (such as “Geheimnisvolle Orte“, „Die rbb Reporter“, „ZeitGeschichten“, „Der Berlin-Brandenburg-Check“,“ rbb kontrovers“)