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Philippa Ndisi-Hermann

Réalisateur/trice, Peintre, Photographe, Producteur/trice, Scénariste
Allemagne, Kenya


Réalisatrice, scénariste, photographe, écrivaine et peintre kényane et allemande.

Elle est née en 1985, à Bonn, Allemagne.


Kenyan film director, scriptwriter, photographer, writer and painter.

Primarily as a filmmaker and photographer, but also as a writer and painter, Philippa Ndisi-Hermann studied filmmaking and her short film Gubi – The Birth of Fruit, premiered at The Brooklyn International Film Festival.

I am Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann. I was born in 1985, in Bonn, Germany.

I vibrate and create in the realm of still and moving words and images; primarily as a filmmaker and photographer, also as a writer and painter.

I am drawn to the Indian Ocean because, if you calm your heartbeat, you hear the whispers of secrets of those that came before you. I am in post-production with my documentary film, The Delayer/Bismillah (formerly The Donkey that Carried the Cloud on its Back – The Göteborg International Film Festival Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and Docubox EADFF).

I have exhibited my photography in collaboration with The Sundance Institute, at MoCADA in New York City (2011) and with the Goethe Institut, at the National Museum, Nairobi (2013). In 2012, under a pen name, a selection of my poetry was published in Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets.

I spend most of my time in Nairobi, Kenya where I write, cook, paint, shoot, make jokes, laugh with kindred spirits, whirl, twirl, fall in love and read Rumi.

* Animals and Landscapes, 2012, Documentary, 29 min
* The Delayer (post-production) Documentary, 60 min
* The Mango Tree that Danced with Sea Breeze (in development), Drama, 90 min
* Two Princes (in development) Drama, 90 min
* We Want Development (in development)
* Come to Lamu, 2016, Commercial, 1.53 min

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