Zeinabu irene Davis is an American filmmaker and professor of the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. Her works in film include narrative, documentary and experimental film. Davis is the 2019 recipient of the George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary Work from UFVA (University Film and Video Association). She is the first person of color to win this award. A selection of her award winning works includes Cycles (1989), A Period Piece (1991), A Powerful Thang (1991), Mother of a River (1995) and Compensation (1999) which are distributed by Women Make Movies. Her most recent documentary, Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film from Los Angeles (2016) is carried by Cinema Guild.