Born in 1958 in Basel. Edgar Hagen studied Philosophy and German literature at University of Basel and at Freie Universität Berlin. He works as an independent documentary filmmaker, author and producer as well as lecturer for cinematic and documentary storytelling. From 2010-18 board member of the Swiss Filmmakers Association. Since 2013 Head of Directing Documentaries at
FOCAL. His film JOURNEY TO THE SAFEST PLACE ON EARTH (2013) on the global search for nuclear waste repositories premiered at DOK Leipzig and was screened at CPH:DOX and many other international film festivals. In 2016 he founded the production company Vollbild Film Ltd. His newest feature length documentary project is entitled ON THE TRAIL OF MADNESS.