Angelika Nguyen, born in East Berlin, studied film studies in Potsdam-Babelsberg, made the documentary film Bruderland ist abgebrannt (Brotherland is Burned Down) in 1991 about the situation of Vietnamese immigrants in East Berlin. Her essay Mutter, wie weit ist Vietnam? about racism in her childhood was published in 2011 in the anthology Kaltland by Rotbuchverlag. She works as a freelance author, speaker and film journalist, writes for ZEIT-Online, Jalta, telegraph.cc and WerkstattGeschichte. She is a member of korientation e.V., a network for Asian-German perspectives, and on the Board of Trustees of the House of Democracy and Human Rights.