Idrissou Mora-Kpai


Idrissou Mora-Kpai is an award winning filmmaker whose films have been screened world-wide at numerous prestigious festivals, such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Vienna, Milano, Busan, Sheffield, and garnered many international accolades. Born in Benin, West Africa, Idrissou has made a name for himself with his social documentaries tackling post-colonial African societies, African migrations and diasporas.

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He is a recipient of the prestigious Dutch Prince Claus Award for his artistic achievements dedicated to promote social change in the Global South. Currently, he works on a documentary in the American South and on his first fiction project “Border.”

Idrissou graduated from the Potsdam Babelsberg’s Film University and has lived for many years in Germany and France. He now lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he took up a teaching position at the University of Pittsburgh.