Bite-sized blog post: Zeinabu Irene Davis

Zeinabu Irene Davis

ZEINABU IRENE DAVIS teaches film at UC San Diego and can boast an eclectic range of films, having made narrative, experimental and documentary.

Her most recent feature is a documentary about the UCLA film movement now known as the LA Rebellion (the group included filmmaker Julie Dash) – Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film at UCLA (2011).

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Spirits of Rebellion website
Black Silence: Films By Zeinabu irene Davis and Charles Lane
Indiana University
UC San Diego

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2009Passengers (Video short)
 1995Mother of the River (Short)
 1990Kneegrays in Russia (Video short documentary)
 1989Cycles (Short)
 1989Trumpetistically, Clora Bryant (Video short)
 1986Crocodile Conspiracy (Short)
 1983Re-creating Black Women’s Media Image (Documentary short)


  1. Hi Jennifer!
    Thank you very much for this post! Much appreciated! Just wanted to add that Spirits of Rebellion is now a completed documentary. It is an update from the 2011 version which was 45 minutes; the documentary is now 101 minutes and it premiered at UCLA and at the Pan African film Festival Los Angeles in February 2016. Hopefully IMDB will update soon.


    1. Thank you Zeinabu! I will keep an eye out on imdb and update the post. I would love to see the full length version and will keep an eye out for viewing opportunities as well.


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