Florence Ayisi

Born 1965 in Cameroon
Based in Cardiff, UK

Florence Ayisi

Florence Ayisi in the Somerset countryside, her favourite place in the UK

Florence Ayisi‘s films offer insight into unexpected features of everyday life of women in Africa. After obtaining her degree in English at the University of Yaoundé, she moved to the UK for postgraduate studies in film and television. Ayisi initiated and collaborated on the production of Sisters In Law, a feature-length documentary which won the Prix Art et Essai at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Click here for Ayisi’s 2009 dialogue with Cameroon-based artist Goddy Leye, and click here for her participation in a dialogue with Bindu Mehra and Didier Demasso for New Place. Ayisi’s proposal Song for Zimbabwe was pre-selected in April 2010 for further research and development.