Karin grew up in (French speaking) Belgium and lives presently in The Netherlands. She attended secondary school in Brussels, studied French language & literature & mass communication at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in film science. She followed the training for directing drama at the MAURITS BINGER Film Institute in Amsterdam en several workshops, like the SOURCES script workshop, directing actors with Ruud Schuitemaker and camera by Leonard Retel Helmrich.
She makes fiction and documentaries. Her first documentary won the prestigious JORIS IVENS AWARD, her fiction films were also rewarded, with a SILVER BEAR at the Berlinale and a GOUDEN KALF at the Dutch Film Festival. Her work has a strong sense of urgency , a strong social commitment en inventiveness in style. In 2006 for instance, she made the film BOLLETJES BLUES, the first urban musical feature in The Netherlands.