Michael Obert


Michael Obert is an award-winning German author and journalist. Based in Berlin, he reports mainly from Africa and the Middle East and writes for National Geographic, GEO, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, DIE ZEIT and ZEIT Magazin, and others. Song from the Forest, Obert's Oscar-nominated directorial debut, premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2013, where it won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. In 2017, Michael Obert founded the Reporters' Academy Berlin.