Maren Wickwire founder of MANIFEST MEDIA | Visual Anthropologist | Filmmaker

Originally from Germany, Maren’s award winning multimedia works and films have been screened globally. She explores social and cultural phenomenon in multilayered visual works based on long-term field work and practice led research informed by her studies in visual anthropology.

Founder of Manifest Media, a nomadic film and design studio producing documentaries, web based educational videos and multimedia installations raising awareness for human rights issues, Maren has been collaborating with international recognized organizations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the US Institute of Peace, Art Works Projects and Eastern Congo Initiative. Maren’s work for the past years has been focused on counter-narratives to mainstream depictions when it comes to working with vulnerable and marginalized people groups. Her work focuses on migration studies, mobility and transnationalism, post-conflict and peacebuilding efforts with a particular interest in the everyday experiences of women and communities. She is a current graduate candidate of the Visual Media Anthropology program of the Freie University in Berlin.

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Based in Newport | Nicosia

Current Project
“In Between” (working title) | November 2016 – present 

This film aims to understand precarity and self-determination among Filipina migrant workers in Cyprus and how individuals as well as the larger migrant community strategizes around state imposed restrictions, deportations as well as coping with difficulties such as private disputes, personal hardship and ruptures within the group. Documentary Film about Filipina Domestic Workers in Cyprus, Cinematography, research, editing, and producing

Screenings at Festivals and Conferences

2017 Upcoming: German Anthropological Association Conference 2017, Germany (Click to remain.)

2017 WAR festival Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctuary and Sustenance)

2016 FACA- the Festival of Anthropology, Cinema and Art, Portugal (Die Unterkunft)

2016 The Journeys Festival in Leicester and Manchester, England (Sanctuary and Sustenance)

2016 World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (Sanctuary and Sustenance) (Die Unterkunft)

2016 Collected Voices – Chicago’s Ethnographic Film Festival, USA (Die Unterkunft)



Island In The Sun | Video and Photography Exhibition
Nicosia / Goethe Institute / November 2016
Nicosia / Cultural Center / May 2017

I Miss You All. | Photography Exhibition

Chicago / Daley Plaza June 2016
Chicago / Boombox June 2016
Chicago / Cultural Center June 2017

House Of Cards: Rebuilding | Video and Photography Exhibition

Chicago / AWP Studio April - May 2015

Sanctuary & Sustenance | Outdoor Video Installation

Brussels / 2017 Malmo / 2017 Paris / 2017 Leicester / 2016 Minneapolis / 2016 Pittsburgh / 2016 San Diego / 2016 Seattle / 2016 Cologne / 2015 Chicago/ 2014 New York / St. John Cathedral / June 2013 Bucharest / June 2013 Rome / June 2013 Sofia / June 2013 Budapest / June 2013 Catania / June 2013 Ljubljana / June 2013 Prague / June 2013 Warsaw / June 2013 Milan / June 2013 Beirut / June 2013


Forum für Kunst und Architektur, Kunsthaus Essen, 2009