Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1964. Covered the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the liberation of the Baltic states from the Soviet Union, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, the conflict in Northern Ireland as a reporter on foreign affairs, first for YLE the Finnish Broadcasting Company, then for SVT, Swedish Television. Studied documentary direction at the UK's National Film and Television School. Has directed more than 20 documentaries for Nordic and British broadcasters and has won several awards. Currently lives in Jerusalem, making documentaries in Gaza and the West Bank.