Mia Ma

Mia Ma


Born in 1978, Mia Ma became a journalist in print media after obtaining a Master's degree in Philosophy. Then she moved from the written word to the image by becoming a photojournalist reporter for television and a cameraman-editor for the web. It was when she saw Jean-Pierre Thorn's film Faire kiffer les anges, which combines the documentary form with her appetite for hip hop dance, that Mia became interested in creative documentaries. She trained in directing at the Ateliers Varan and in writing at the Fémis. In 2015, she directed Riz Cantonais, which received several awards, including the Intangible Heritage Award at the Jean Rouch Festival. She is currently making the film Fréquence Julie, on which she has been working for 5 years. Occasionally, she directs radio documentaries, for France Culture and Arte Radio.

filmography / awards

CANTONESE RICE - 2015 (Intangible Heritage Prize at the Jean Rouch Festival)