Emily Manthei

Emily writes words and makes films that explore subcultures and cultural paradoxes.

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About the Journalist

Emily Manthei is a Berlin-based writer and filmmaker, who focuses on stories about identity, colliding cultures, and curiosity. As a small-project documentary filmmaker, she has chronicled humanitarian work in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Honduras, and Romania, and interviewed artists for Tate Modern and the Martin Gropius Bau Museum. As a journalist and travel writer, her work about colorful subcultures and historical mysteries has appeared in The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Bon Vivant, Open Skies, Travel + Leisure, Roadtrippers, Pipe Wrench Magazine, and many others. In alternate and concurrent lives, Emily has spent time as a set decorator and art director in Los Angeles, a theologian in Scotland, and a wide-eyed traveler in most of Eastern Europe. She is currently in post-production on her first feature film.

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