Nëpp Nëppël

Elijah Ndoumbe, Laetitia Walendom / France, Chad / 2023

Nëpp Nëppël is a multimedia collaborative project using the artistic process to explore gender justice and advocacy in sensitive contexts.

Nëpp Nëppël is a multimedia immersive installation and documentary project centering the experiences of marginalised people in West Africa. The project uses the artistic process, mainly painting and photography workshops, to explore gender justice and advocacy in sensitive contexts. With a focus on disrupting traditional modes of documentary making, Nëpp Nëppël relies on participants’ fully informed consent to shape the documentary content and their portrayal therein.

The prototyping process for this project centers the development of an ethical framework of engagement, to be shared with local communities and experimental documentary technologists.

Elijah Ndoumbe

Director / Filmmaker


Elijah Ndoumbe is a multidisciplinary artist and award-winning moving image director working towards embodied methods of artistic connection, care and radical imagination. Their image-making relationships extend to building close communities between the USA, South Africa, West Africa, and the extended black and trans diaspora. While their work is rooted in the image, they see photography as a practice of care that is capable of producing a radical-care-politic in community, in collaboration, collective production and intentional practice. Their recent work screened at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and exhibited in the DAK’ART Biennale.

Laetitia Walendom



Laetitia Walendom is a tricontinental writer, urbanist and producer currently based between Dakar and Berlin. She has worked as Communications Director of Cinelogue, a Berlin based streaming platform engaging films from the global south, and is currently a Fulbright Fellow researching art restitution and circulation in Senegal. When in the US she is the Projects Director of Lalibela Baltimore, a film production, tech, and creative innovation collective building novel forms of creative equity in historically disenfranchised Black Baltimore.