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Wim Wenders

is considered one of the pioneers of the New ­German ­Cinema and one of the most important representatives of ­contemporary cinema. He is a director, producer, photographer, and ­author. In addi­tion to multi-award-winning feature films, such as Alice in the ­Cities (1973), Paris, Texas (1984) or Wings of Desire (1987), his most ­recent documentary films Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011) and The Salt of the Earth (2014) were all Oscar nominated. Wender’s photographic works have been exhibited in numerous museums around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In fall 2012 Wim Wenders and his wife Donata Wenders founded the non-profit Wim Wenders Foundation, which brings together Wim Wenders’ film, photographic, and literary life’s work by restoring and making it permanently accessible to the public. In addition, the Wim Wenders Foundation is committed to promoting young talent in the field of innovative cinematic storytelling.
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