ackee & saltfish (2014-16)
short film, digital, colour, 18.09 mins
six-episode web series, digital, colour, various lengths
ackee & saltfish is a short film that explores urbanism within london, through the prism of an intimate friendship between two black women, rachel & olivia. the narrative begins as a journey to pick up takeaway food on a sunday morning, after rachel forgets to soak the saltfish.
in 2015 emeke created a web series consisting of six short-form episodes that further explored the sacred intimacy between the two friends, rachel and olivia, further unfolding the fleeting moments that bloom within ephemeral, liminal and unexpected spaces: moments before an interview, at the breakfast table, warming up on a tennis court, among others, as sites of modern, contemporary, unconscious and yet embodied sites of rituals of kinship.