Mariette Monpierre was born on Guadeloupe island, grew up in Paris and lives in New York. She has a Masters from the Sorbonne University and Smith College. She began her career @ BBDO NY producing commercials for Pepsi, Visa, Pizza Hut and FedEx. Her first feature narrative Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza) was the NY Times Critics’ Pick when released in theaters and won several awards internationally. Elza is streaming now on KinoNow Black voices and Black stories. Between 2 Shores, an immigrant story documentary film, aired on PBS/AfroPop series last January. Mariette completed her first TV series pilot Carribbean Girl NYC for Flow Network and France Television. Her latest documentary Towards Mecca on Muslims in the West Indies is currently airing on France Televisions Network and is having a successful run in the festival circuit.