VICTORIA SCHULTZ - biographical notes
Helsinki, Finland is my place of birth. I grew up there attending a school run by nuns from St. Louis, Missouri. I received a master’s degree in languages from the University of Helsinki. I obtained another master’s at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York with emphasis on film and photography.
In the seventies I was a roving correspondent for the Finnish radio and television in the US and Latin America. As a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker I covered the Nicaraguan revolution and made Women in Arms, a film on the exceptional role of women in it.
In the eighties I joined the United Nations as a film director. My long documentaries were shown worldwide, as were my reports for CNN from post-war Kosovo
Today the distance of years allows me to transform my life experiences into staged but true stories. My studio is located in New York’s West Village. I spend part of every year in Paris.