Awakening, a film by Camille Turner 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.



Ex: Jen Katshunga
Why: EmilieĀ Jabouin
Ex (Voiceover): Chrystelle Maechler
Why (Voiceover): Danyelle Boily
Makeup: Kristen Gallacher
Animation: Daniel Bladini
Cinematographer and Video Editor: Esery Mondesir
Composer andĀ Sound Engineer: Ravi Naimpally
Script Consultation: Winston James, Esery Mondesir, and Nadine Valcin