Carya Maharja is an environmental scientist and a documentary filmmaker. He undertook an education in observational filmmaking at the National Film and Television School, UK. He also obtained his MSc degree from Brunel University, UK, in the field of environmental science. He then assisted research works in the UK and Germany in the field of social-ecological systems. He has also spent the previous few years working on various documentary projects on social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. His film works have been screened at a national TV station in Indonesia and various national and international film festivals.