Anabel’s initiation in the arts began in the theater, having worked with an experimental theater group for several years before leaving for London. She graduated as a filmmaker from the London Film School, where she directed her first four films. One of them, a short documentary called ISAU, confirmed the connection Anabel has with marginalized people. Her camera looks straight to her subject, and this way of viewing reveals somehow the inner worlds of people. Since then she directed several short and mid-length films, as well as a 7x1 hour documentary series. Her films have won awards: just recently her film “The Barrel” was in competition at Hotdocs 2013, and screened at IDFA, Margaret Mead IFF and at over 30 International film festivals between 2013-15, as well as being part of the Why Foundation programming that has reached the main public channels in Europe including BBC und ARTE.