Born 1956 in Neuenhof, Switzerland
Graduated as journalist and teacher for German at the School for Applied Linguistics in Zurich.
1982 - 1988 Collaboration with the Freunde der deutschen Kinemathek (Kino Arsenal) in Berlin and the International Forum of Young Cinema, official section of the International Berlin Film Festival.
Responsible for the editing of catalogues and film retrospectives in the Cinema Arsenal:
“ Horizons 85 : Cinema in Asia ” (Retrospective and Catalogue)
“ Berlin in the Movies 1965 – 1985 ” (Retrospective and Catalogue)
“ Retrospective of the films by Jean Rouch ” (Editor for CICIM/Revue pour le cinéma français, May 1989, Munich).
1983 - 1988 Co-responsible for the preparation and organization of the “International Forum of Young Cinema” official section of the Berlin Film Festial.
1986 – 1989 Collaboration with the International Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland).
Responsible for the press office, the official catalogue and the “programmino”.
In 1989 presents and organises a program with films from Black Africa and is responsible for the catalogue “ Films from Black Africa ”
1990 founded the production company Waka Films AG
1993 Assistant to the direction committee of the International Locarno Film Festival
1993-94 Member of the direction committee of the foundation “Montecimeaverità”
1996 Jury member of ACCT (Agence de la Coopération Culturelle et Technique) at the "Festival International du Film
de Namur" (Belgium)
2005 Member of the European Film Academy
2006 Jury member at the „Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa“ (Spain)
2006 Short-film Jury member at the „Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou“ (France)
2013 KEN BUGUL - PERSONNE N'EN VEUT (KEN BULGUL - NOBODY WANTS HER)
First film as a director
2014 Short film Jury member of Conseil Général du Lot
2015 Short film Jury member of Conseil Général du Lot
2016 A portrait of the Senegalese filmmaker, 2 x 14 minutes
Ken Bugul is a Senegalese writer who lives in Africa, where her soul is anchored. She has had an exceptional life. Silvia Voser’s film shows her as an iconic figure of the female condition and of relationships between Africa and the West. Ken Bugul is considered one of the most brilliant writers in Senegalese and French of these past decades. More