»About the author and director«

... of Our Life Is Like Our Breath

A short biography

Hartwig Rohrmann, born in 1949, cameraman and filmmaker.

After taking his university degree in 1971, he did an apprenticeship with Artfilm Pit Koch, a well known documentary filmmaker. After that he continued his training at Bavarian Television and the Bavaria Film Studios to become a cameraman.

In the early years, during the winter months 1972/73 he undertook longer trips to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, where he also visited various spiritual centers, for example the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.

In the Eighties he frequently visited South East Asia where he practised under Buddhadasa in the Wat Suan Mokkh monastry in Thailand.

The film of life in the Monastery, and the last film documentation of Ajahn Chah were realised after he had taken part in a rain retreat in the Wat Pah Nanachat monastery.