Thorsten Trimpop is a filmmaker currently based in Cambridge, MA. He just completed post production of his new film, Furusato, a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone. His first feature film, The Irrational Remains, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous awards around the world. His earlier film and theater work have been presented at venues such as the Locarno Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Currently he teaches filmmaking and film studies at Boston University and Massachusetts College of Art. He is also a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab where he is working on a new project The Feather Underground that begins as a crime caper and unfolds into a deeper story about ecology, empire, and the often destructive human obsession with beauty.