Online Film Screening of Awakening by Camille Turner


Join us for an online screening of Awakening, a film by Camille Turner, with introductions by the artist and Social Being Guest Programmers Jenna Reid and Syrus Marcus Ware. This film will be available for viewing from Thursday August 19 at 9 am to Friday August 20 at 9 am EST.

Awakening presents a conversation that takes place in the future on a spaceship. Two African Diasporic travellers encounter Gloria Smith, a Black woman from present day Canada who is an activist on a mission to travel back in time to stop transatlantic slavery. Gloria has ruptured the security of the space ship and has bypassed the rules of space/time to ask for their help in carrying out her plans. 

Awakening was shown at and commissioned by Art Gallery of Alberta as part of Nests for the End of the World in Edmonton, 2020; and screened during Nuit Blanche in Toronto, 2020. 

Camille Turner is an explorer of race, space, home and belonging. Born in Jamaica and currently based in Toronto, her work combines Afrofuturism and historical research. Most recently, she has been unsilencing the entanglement of what is now Canada in transatlantic slavery. Her interventions, installations and public engagements have been presented throughout Canada and internationally. Camille graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design and York University’s Masters in Environmental Studies program where she is currently a PhD candidate. 


Type: Program

Date: Aug 19, 2021, 9am - Aug 20, 2021, 9am

This image shows the artist Camille Turner
Camille Turner headshot. Photo credit: Ebti Nabag

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