Human Ecologies 2021

Zakia Carpenter-Hall / UK / 5 mins / English / Rating U / World Premiere

Human Ecologies


*Please note, this film is available to view in the UK region only. If you would like to watch all 3 poetry film commissions in the Imaginarium strand together, click here*

Human Ecologies is an eco-poetry film that explores a confluence between interpersonal care and caring for the environment, between nature and Blackness through the motifs of hair and foliage. The film uses footage of the poet, her narration of the titular poem and aerials of the geographic location alongside an array of colours, textures, sensory stimuli and meditative moments. Human Ecologies speaks to being at home within one’s self and in the world, as well as loving Blackness as a spiritual calling and environmental imperative.

About the Director

Zakia Carpenter-Hall is a writer, tutor and critic. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Magma, Wild Court, 3:AM, XR Writer’s Rebel and various visual poetry exhibitions. She was an inaugural winner of Poetry London's mentoring scheme, and her chapbook Event Horizon was published by Sampson Low.

She is a 2020 Jerwood Bursary Recipient, London Library Emerging Writer and was shortlisted for The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. Her poetry reviews and essays have been published by Poetry London, the Poetry School, Wild Court and in three consecutive issues of The Poetry Review. She’s the editorial intern for Magma 82, Obsidian.

Past Showings

Friday 15th October 2021 / 7:30pm for 17 days / Online

Included In

Human Ecologies is screening as part of:

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