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MARC BENERIA SURKIN (Director / Productor)

Raised between¬ New York City and a mountain village in Spain, his multicultural upbringing was influenced by strong contrasts. He has a master’s degree in directing from the American Film Institute where he directed the acclaimed short, “King Returns”. His films have been exhibited internationally in festivals and television, winning awards such as Best Narrative Short (Winslow) and Best Experimental Short (Canadian Intl). In 2008, he completed the hour-long dramatic film, “Heaven Murdered” which won “Best Actor” award at the Berdyansk Film Festival, Ukrane. He is presently now working on “The Passion of Andrey”, a documentary on the Russian film director Andrey Tarkovsky, and “The Cubist Spider”, documentary about the German ecological artist Edith Schaar. “Terranostra: a World in Transition” is his latest documentary.