Digital: Cecile Emeke

Cecile Emeke - Strolling (2016), still from video

Cecile Emeke – Strolling (2016), still from video

Cecile Emeke is another artist featured in the Digital exhibition, which opens on Sunday:

Bio

Cecile Emeke is a British-Jamaican film and TV director, writer and artist. She is most widely known for the global online documentary series Strolling and the short film turned series Ackee & Saltfish. She has had much critical success having her work featured by press worldwide from the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, BBC, i-D, Dazed, Ebony, Essence, Fader, and Shadow & Act, to name but a few. Emeke has spoken and showcased her work at various cultural and academic institutions including Cambridge University, LSE, Kings College, SOAS, Southbank Centre and The Brooklyn Museum. Her work has been featured in numerous festivals worldwide, including the BFI London Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the American Black Film Festival, the Urban World Film Festival and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. She was selected as one of Broadcast Magazine’s 2015 Hot Shots. Cecile Emeke lives and works in London.

Cecile Emeke - Strolling (2016), still from video

Cecile Emeke – Strolling (2016), still from video

About the Work

Strolling in Jamaica was the beginning of exploring, highlighting and connecting stories of the global black diaspora. I found that the best way to approach such a huge and generalised topic was to be as specific and intimate as possible, so I met up with Kokab and Gladstone in Kingston, we talked for hours and I captured some of it on film.”

 

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