Actress Aïda Ballmann is Feeling Alive!
It is not often at the end of an interview that one has tough choices to make in terms of writing, but in the case of actress Aïda Ballmann (pronounced Ay – a – da), there are so many interesting aspects to her life and career and they are intertwined.
She grew up in Islas Canarias (the Canary Islands), on the smallest of the islands El Hierro and she describes her parents at the time as being hippies from Germany. She is a very good, trilingual (English, German, Spanish) actress who has drawn rave reviews for her performances.
Where we decided to begin however, is with her documentary film Sand Path filmed in Senegal. It is a documentary of the people, the ties to her family, the work that she volunteered to do there, along with her friend Eva Gamallo (also a splendid actress) and it encompasses the reasons that Aïda Ballmann became an actress and the values she holds dear.