NICOLA ALICE HENS
Nicola Alice Hens is a German director, editor and cinematographer. She studied at the German Film and Television Film Academy Berlin (DFFB), at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Toulouse. She worked as a video journalist and assistant teacher during and after her studies and launched an intercultural film project for students in Senegal. Currently, she is teaching media art at the Weimar University while simultaneously developing her own artistic work. She worked as a cinematographer on several award-winning films such as Death & the Maiden (2014), Elisa (2016) which won the Best cinematography award at the Cambridge Film Festival, and In the Shade of the Apple Tree (2017). After Omulaule heißt Schwarz (2003) and Shalom Salam (2006) on which she worked as co-director, Chichinette – How I Accidentally Became A Spy (2019) is her first solo feature-length documentary as a director.