Dusan Solomun was born in Belgrade, Serbia and at a young age moved with his family to Berlin, Germany. He studied cinematography for documentary film at the FH Dortmund. His student films, 5 minutes to 12 and the film Bruckhausen – Souls in Universe screened across Europe. His thesis film Lod on the Map!, was a documentary about 4 young musicians who live in Lod, a poor city in Israel. The movie was released in 2012 at the Israel Film Festival Berlin. Since 2015, Solomun has been working on various film and theater workshops with refugees from Syria.