A fellow of RAW Académie 2016, Philippa's Visual Poem Seeds won the Ecumenical Jury Award at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2017.
Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann (1985, Germany) is a writer, filmmaker and photographer. Drawn to narratives about Children and Women, Philippa has a personal interest in Psychic Ancestry, Spirituality and the poetry of the Ocean.
She has directed numerous music videos and short films. She has just completed a feature-length documentary, New Moon (formerly The Donkey that Carried the Cloud on its Back ).
She has exhibited at Turner Contemporary (UK, 2017), with the Goethe Institut, at The National Museum (Kenya, 2013) and in collaboration with The Sundance Institute, at MoCADA (New York City, 2011) . In 2012, under a pen name, a selection of her poetry was published in Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets.
Philippa vibrates and creates in the realm of still and moving words and images. She is a Certified Theta Healer and student of Family Constellations. Her first home is Nairobi, Kenya. She has a penchant for cooking, laughing with kindred spirits, dancing to songs that touch her heart and reading Maulana Rumi.