Rina Sherman is a filmmaker, ethnographer and photographer. She studied with Jean Rouch, under whose supervision she completed a doctorate with distinction at the Sorbonne in 1989.
A recipient of the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs prize and the Lavoisier bursary of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she undertook a seven year fieldwork study of Ovahimba and other Otjiherero speaking communities in Namibia and Angola. From the body of filmed and photographic images and sound recordings that she constituted during that time,she has produced films, books, multimedia exhibitions and photographic collections.
Rina will define her ideas around the recording and editing of sound for ethnographic films.