Jan Gebert is a journalist and filmmaker, who graduated in History and Latin American Studies at Charles University in Prague. He also studied in Spain, USA and Mexico. In 2007 he received the Story of a Refugee Journalist Award from the UNHCR, and in 2008 the European Commission's Journalist Award given as part of the campaign ‘For Diversity, Against Discrimination’. His film debut Stone Games (2012), examining topics of manipulation and totalitarian ideologies, premiered at the Jihlava IDFF and received the Special Jury Prize. His first feature film When the War Comes was premiered at Berlinale 2018 as an opening film of the Panorama Dokumente section.