Ammar Aziz is a Pakistani director based in Pakistan. His filmography contains mostly documentaries about labour and gender issues. His debut feature documentary A WALNUT TREE, completed in 2015, portrays an internally displaced Afghani family in Pakistan. It premiered in the First Appearance Competition at IDFA 2015 and played at HOT DOCS and numerous other renowned festivals. As a filmmaker, Aziz is known best for his work about the working class of Pakistan. The Christian Science Monitor featured him among ’30 under 30′ people from all over the world for his art and activism. A graduate of Lahore’s National College of Arts, he was the only filmmaker from Pakistan to be selected in 2012 for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival.
Christopher Patz, author and co-director, is a documentary film director of German/Australian origin with experience in creative documentaries and visual story telling as well as political documentary reportages. He is an alumni of erasmus mundus Masters in Documentary in film directing and production (Docnomads Masters) between Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. Along with his filmmaking experience, he is also a lawyer (ANU). He has work experience as a trainee lawyer with the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights ECHHR. He has worked on judicial cases of corporate accountability in global supply chains, with a focus on private auditing companies, and understands the German and Italian case materials. His work has been shown in Australia and Europe at various film festivals.