Ng’endo Mukii

(Kenya)
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Ng’endo Mukii is an award-winning film director, most well known for ‘Yellow Fever’, her documentary-animation exploring Western influences on African women’s ideals of beauty. Her work focuses on relationships, the separation between perception and reality, and the use of moving image to represent unspoken truths. At the prestigious Design Indaba conference (2015), she presented her talk, ‘Film Taxidermy and Re-Animation,’ proposing the use of animation as a means of re-humanizing the ‘indigenous’ image. Ng’endo is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (‘06), and holds a Master of Arts in Animation from the Royal College of Art (‘12). She is a Berlinale Talents Alumni (’14, ’15), a Design Indaba 2015 keynote speaker, and participated in the Grafikens Hus Artist’s residency (in partnership with Iaspis) in 2015. Her films have won numerous awards, including Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short at the Chicago International Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. She works in Nairobi as an independent filmmaker.