Almut Dieden

Almut Dieden

Visual Anthropologist // Independent documentary filmmaker

  • Location: Manchester
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am an independent filmmaker and anthropologist based in Manchester and Berlin, and graduate from the prestigious Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester, UK. I have lived, studied and worked in Germany, Turkey, Benin, South Africa and England and found my passion for documentary filmmaking when studying the MA Visual Anthropology in Manchester in 2015/16.

My film debut “Facing Fears” won the Engaged Anthropology Dissertation Award by the School of Social Science, University of Manchester. Through my films, I aim to explore the diversity of human experiences, especially women's, of being in the world.


Visual Anthropology - Master of Arts (Distinction) - University of Manchester

Sep 2015 - Oct 2016

Social and Cultural Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies - Bachelor of Arts (First Class) - Free University Berlin

Oct 2010 - Mar 2015

Anthropology and Sociology - Erasmus programm within Bachelor of Arts - Bo─čaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013


  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Video Editing
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • Documentary Film
  • Filming
  • Producing
  • Research