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Judy Kibinge

Kenya

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Judy Kibinge est née en 1967 à Nairobi (Kenya).

Sa famille s’installe dès 1969 aux Etats-Unis. Elle déménage ensuite en Angleterre, où elle est diplômée en Conception de Media de Communication du Manchester Polytechnic Art College. Première directrice kenyane d’une agence de publicité multinationale (elle travaillera pour McCann Erickson de 1992 à 1999), elle abandonne la publicité pour poursuivre une carrière de scénariste et de réalisatrice.
Réalisatrice d’un documentaire réalisé pour International Planned Parenthood Federation, filmé au Mozambique, au Sénégal et au Kenya. Un autre documentaire réalisé pour Monsanto a été filmé dans 5 pays du continent.

Tourné à Nairobi, DANGEROUS AFFAIR (2002) est son premier long métrage de fiction.
Ses documentaires ont été nominés trois fois pour le Prix du Meilleur documentaire aux African Academy Awards (AMAA, Nigéria). Elle a créé le East African Documentary Film Fund (Fonds de Cinéma pour le Documentaire de l’Est africain) soutenu par la Fondation Ford, organisant des formations, projections et délivrant des subventions aux films.

FILMOGRAPHIE
THE AFTERMATH, court métrage, 28 minutes, 2002
DANGEROUS AFFAIR, long métrage fiction, 80 minutes, 2002
PROJECT DADDY, long métrage fiction, 70 minutes, 2004
A VOICE IN THE DARK, documentaire, 27 minutes, 2005
BLESS THIS OUR LAND, documentaire, 28 minutes, 2006
THE MAN WHO KNEW TO MUCH, documentaire, 8 min
COMING OF AGE, documentaire, 12 minutes, 2008
KILLER NECKLACE, moyen métrage fiction, 40 minutes, 2009
PEACE WANTED ALIVE, documentaire, 40 minutes, 2009
HEADLINES IN HISTORY, long métrage documentaire, 60 minutes, 2010
SOMETHING NECESSARY, long métrage fiction, 85 minutes, 2011
WAGALLA – The Story of a Massacre [en cours de production]

English

Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi (Kenya) in 1967. Her family left for Washington DC in the USA in 1969, where they lived for the next five years. When she was seven, she won a major children’s writing competition in the USA. She studied at Kenya High School and Malvern Girls College in the UK, after which she proceeded to Art College in Birmingham, then Art College at Manchester Polytechnic where she graduated in Design for Communication Media. She worked at McCann Ericsson Kenya for eight years, three and a half of which were as Creative Director-the first black Creative Director in Kenya. She has been personally responsible for many award winning adverts. She quit McCann in October 1999 to pursue a career in film. In three years alone she produced numerous corporate documentaries, shot across the continent for Monsato, IPPF, Technoserve and others. She has also written the screenplay for and directed a short film for MNET entitled The Aftermath. Her film, Dangerous Affair, won the overall prize at the Zanzibar Film Festival in 2003. She has recently started a Multimedia Hotshop company called Seven. Judy is a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers, a coalition whose purpose is to use our writing skills to help save Kenya in this polarised time.

FILMOGRAPHIE
THE AFTERMATH, court métrage, 28 minutes, 2002
DANGEROUS AFFAIR, feature film, 80 minutes, 2002
PROJECT DADDY, feature film, 70 minutes, 2004
A VOICE IN THE DARK, documentary, 27 minutes, 2005
BLESS THIS OUR LAND, documentary, 28 minutes, 2006
THE MAN WHO KNEW TO MUCH, documentary, 8 min
COMING OF AGE, documentary, 12 minutes, 2008
KILLER NECKLACE, middle length film, 40 minutes, 2009
PEACE WANTED ALIVE, documentary, 40 minutes, 2009
HEADLINES IN HISTORY, 60 minute feature documentary film, 2010
SOMETHING NECESSARY, feature film, 85 minutes, 2011
WAGALLA – The Story of a Massacre [Work in progress]
Films(s)