To the Girl That Looks Like Me

  • International Shorts
  • 6min
  • Narrative Short
  • 2019

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 culture, self-love and self-discovery through a string of vignettes that combine dance, folklore, modern culture and spirituality.

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah is a graduate of New York University. As a child, Ewurakua rewrote most of her favourite films and stories to reflect characters that looked like her. Recognising negative portrayals of black bodies in the media, she made it her goal to create movies that represent her community beautifully.

Representative

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah, New York University

eda279@nyu.edu

Executive Producer

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

Executive Producer

Dmitry Lesnevskiy

Producer

Adrian Sobrado

Director of Photography

Gabrielle Connelly

Sound Designer

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

Music

Adeleke Ode

Production Designer

Kat Aman

Language

English