Austrian filmmaker Gudrun Gruber, born in Leoben in 1984, studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Documentary Film Directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. She directed and produced several short films, as well as two feature length documentaries. San Agustin – Low Tide in the Plastic Sea observed farmers in the Andalusian Mar del Plastico, Europe’s biggest plant- and vegetable garden. Borderland Blues circles around the lives of border residents in the US-mexican border region and had a theatrical release in 2017. Her films have been shown at numerous international film festivals and have received nominations and awards.
Gudrun Gruber lives near Munich with her husband and two daughters. Her newest documentary called Restoration, accompanies Detroit resident Sabrina Banks as she comes to terms with her violent past.