DER Filmmaker - Ines Hofmann-Kanna

Ines Hofmann Kanna

United States
  • Ines Hofmann Kanna is a freelance writer, producer and director, currently living in Oakland, California. She was born and raised in East Germany and came to the United States as a nanny first and a graduate student later.

    She worked for Boston’s PBS station, WGBH, for ten years. Her production credits include Antiques Roadshowand its spin-off magazine series Antiques Roadshow FYI as well as the German language series Fokus Deutsch.

    As a freelancer, she has produced and directed commercial TV series such as Dr. Danger – Middle East(adventure travel,) other PBS productions such as Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse (horse training,) as well as films for non-profit organizations.

    In her personal work, she prefers documentary-making and exploring women’s issues around the world. Her most recent documentary is (un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk about Hijab, which won Second Jury Prize at the 2008 Black Maria Film Festival and is a jury selection at the 2008 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and the 2008 MESA Film Festival.