Marc Eberle, born in Heidelberg in 1972, studied American studies, history and media culture from 1993 to 1998 at the University of Hamburg with a focus on documentary film. In addition, he completed a Master of Arts in film studies at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London. Since 2001 Eberle has been a documentary filmmaker in South and Southeast Asia. He makes films for international broadcasters such as VPRO, BBC, HBO and various Discovery Channels from Oman, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam and Burma. His documentary “The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos” has been nominated for numerous awards, including the German Film Award, the History Makers’ Award (New York, USA) and the Golden Panda at the 12th Sichuan TV Festival (China). As producer, director, and coach for local staff he helped set up Cambodia’s first private TV station, Cambodian Television Network. In addition, he is currently teaching documentary film at the Goethe Institute in Phnom Penh.