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, Philippa/Rabia (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.
Philippa Ndisi-Hermann is Raw Academy 2016's Alumuni.