In his films, DIRK VAN DEN BERG narrates of the "adventure of the real" (Jean Rouch). He is a director, writer and producer with wide international experience. After graduating in Rome, Italy (with Andrea Camilleri) and many years working in fiction, Dirk shifted his focus to documentaries, specifically to stories from the Middle East, the Maghreb area and Africa. With his production company OUTREMER in 2017 he produced the investigative documentary THE SIEGE OF MECCA, which exposes the battle for Islam's holiest site that made world history in 1979 and led to the birth of religiously motivated terrorism. In 2019, with 1979 - BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT, he revealed why the year 1979 became the beginning of our modern era. His newest project DOOMSDAY - PUSH BACK THE CLOCK is due in 2023.