Film director and producer, member of the European Documentary Network and the European Film Academy. Represents Lithuania on the board of the European Cinema support fund Eurimages. He has made 20 films as an independent filmmaker and producer, and won numerous international film awards, including the Public prize in Nyon, the Grand Prix in Split, and prizes in Bornholm, Neu Brandenburg, Bilbao, Florence, Oberhausen and San Francisco. His 1992 film Earth of the Blind won the FELIX European Film Academy award for Best European Documentary Film of the Year. In 2004—2005 he worked as a teacher of documentary film at the European Film College, Denmark. He has been a guest lecturer at Kolkata’s Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (India), the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain), Waseda University in Tokyo (Japan), and Stanford and Berkeley universities (USA). He has organized retrospectives and workshops in Israel, Russia, Germany, USA, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, India, the Czech Republic, France and Japan.