To The Girl That Looks Like Me is an experimental poetry piece that celebrates black women, who continue to thrive in a system that was not built for them. This visual poem explores themes of culture, cultural appropriation, self-love, and self-discovery through a string of vignettes that combine dance, folklore, modern culture, and spirituality.
TO THE GIRL THAT LOOKS LIKE ME
United States | 2019 | 5 mins
Directed by Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
Director: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
Writer: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
Produced by: Adrian Sobrado, Kevin Loh
Composers: Adeleke Ode, Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
DP: Gabriel Connelly
Cast: Renee Harrison, Gabrielle Barlatier, Amanda Dawson-Annan, Iman Young
Country: United States
Length: 5 minutes
This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 1 until 7 December 2020.
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About the Director
Ewurakua is a passionate writer/director and recent graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Along with writing and directing, Ewurakua has strong experience in sound design and music composition. Her work has been recognised in numerous film competitions, including Fusion Film Festival, NYC Sight, and Sound Showcase and the TonyHawkins Award for Excellence in Sound Design.
Her love for writing came about when she noticed how rare it was to see people of colour represented on screen. She began to rewrite her favorite movies to include people that looked and acted like her.
Ewurakua’s long term goal is to create art that represents her community in positive lights.She has taken this passion further than her films, this year launching her company, “The Melacast Network”, a casting and collaboration platform for film creatives of colour. It is her goal for diversity in the industry to be the norm.