Foto by Gianni Pisano

After her pre-film-life as a sign writer, a Flight Attendant and a Graphic Designer
Rebecca Panian worked as a TV-Editor for Endemol Germany and as a freelance-editor and director for the Swiss Television and did her Bachelor of Arts in journalism.  From 2012 till 2015 she did her Master’s in directing fiction at the ZHdK in Switzerland. Since 2007 she realizes documentaries and fictional film projects. Her first feature length documentary ZU ENDE LEBEN – DYING TO LIVE – won the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival 2014 and had its theatrical release in Switzerland in April 2015. Aside to the film the Wörterseh Verlag has published the book ZU ENDE DENKEN.

In 2018 Rebecca Panian started the project „Dorf testet Zukunft“ / „Village tests future“. After the referendum in 2016 she wanted to test the basic income in a Swiss village as a possible foundation for a new social system. As a filmmaker she filmed the whole journey. She is currently working on a documentary about the basic income, her personal journey with the village and beyond and most of all about the question: What future do we want?