Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2023

Jan, Feb, Mar

Ines Johnson-Spain | Director and Screenwriter

Ines Johnson-Spain | Image: Privat
Ines Johnson-Spain | Image: Privat

Ines Johnson-Spain, born and raised in the GDR (*1962), studied religious studies at the Free University of Berlin and liberal arts and film history as a guest at the Berlin University of the Arts. She works as a director and screenwriter. She is particularly interested in self-concepts in the field of tension between the individual and society. In the current film BECOMING BLACK she autobiographically dealt with her German/Togolese origin.

Filmography (selection)
2019 I Becoming Black director, screenplay - documentary.
2017 I Having and Being, director, screenplay, production - short film
2009 I L'Esprit de Madjid, director, screenplay, cinematography - documentary film
2005 I La Petite Difference director, writer, production - documentary film

Prizes / Awards (Selection)
2021 I Best Documentary Film, African Movie Academy Award
2020 I Nomination German Film Critics Award
2020 I Best Documentary, Luxor African Film Festival
2020 I Nomination Best Documentary, Prix Europa (TV)