Paloma Sermon-Daï is a French-born filmmaker and director whose work has earned her critical acclaim and numerous awards. She is best known for her work in documentaries, narrative films, and television.
Sermon-Daï was born in Paris in 1982. She studied film at La Fémis, the French national film school, where she earned her degree in 2006. After graduating, Sermon-Daï began to develop her unique style of filmmaking, which focuses on themes of identity and cultural heritage. Her first feature-length documentary, "Tahiti Dreaming", was released in 2009 and was highly praised by critics.
In 2010, Sermon-Daï made her narrative film debut with "The Sea in Between". The film tells the story of a woman's journey of self-discovery in the South Pacific. The film was a success, earning her a César Award nomination.
In 2013, Sermon-Daï released her second feature-length documentary, "Papatuanuku," which focused on the culture and traditions of New Zealand's indigenous Maori people. The film was praised for its portrayal of Maori culture and for its use of archival footage.
In 2015, Sermon-Daï released her third documentary, "Marionette," which focuses on the lives of women in rural India. The film earned her the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Sermon-Daï has also directed television series, including "The Wind That Blows," which aired on French television in 2016.
Sermon-Daï's work has earned her numerous awards and honors, including the Prix du Jury at the Cannes International Film Festival, the Prix Gérard Lebovici at the Cannes International Film Festival, and the Prix du Public at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Sermon-Daï continues to make documentaries, narrative films, and television series. Her work is known for its thought-provoking themes, its focus on identity and culture, and its use of archival footage.