Markus Leniger

Dr. Markus Leniger (*1968) studied history and received his doctorate in 2004 with a thesis on National Socialist resettlement policy. As director of studies at the Catholic Academy in Schwerte, he is responsible for conferences on „Film and Theology“, the film series „Kirchen und Kino. Der Filmtipp” and co-editor of the series „Religion, Film, Media“. Chairman of the Catholic Film Commission for Germany; member of the International Research Group „Film and Theology“; member of the Ecumenical Juries Berlinale 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2022 as well as Mannheim-Heidelberg 2014. Publications on film topics include the current situation of the Catholic Church in Poland, the image of the family and medicine/ethics in film.

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