Zwarte Ibis (Black Ibis) is a short poetic film made by Belgo-Dutch grassroots media platform Black Speaks Back portraying a young Black woman’s quest for intimacy in a world where the boundaries between the individual and the collective, the political and the personal, the past and the present, become ever blurrier. The short film is an afro-surrealistic reverie, poetically re-imagining our contemporary conceptions of relationships with the self and with imagined communities through a questioning of historically and culturally imposed views on Black people’s intimate lives in the diaspora.

Caribbean Creativity co-hosted the world premiere of Zwarte Ibis (Black Ibis) in January 2024, and currently serves as the film festival strategist of the film.

Dir: Emma-Lee Amponsah | 2024 | The Netherlands | narrative short | 18 min.