Idrissou Mora Kpai was born in Benin in 1967. He studied film and television directing at the Babelsberg Institute of Film and Television (Potsdam). He made several short films, including “Ausländer” (“Foreigner”, 1995) and “Fake Soldiers” (1999), which tells a story about being black in Germany: as rap becomes an international success, Afro-Americans become popular with the girls. This makes Tamu and Obi, two teenagers of African origin, decide to pose as American soldiers. Unfortunately, Tamu is not “cool” enough, and Obi teaches him a lesson in coolness.
Idrissou Mora Kpai’s documentary film “Si-Gueriki, la reine Mère “(2002) was shown at the festivals in Lussas, Numar and Chartago, among other places. 2005 followed "Arlit - deuxième Paris "(Arlit, the Second Paris). Kpais lives and works in Cologne and Paris and founded his own production company in 2002.
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(23 October 93 - 15 December 02)