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WOKE Screening and Director's Talk
Directed by Raeshelle Cooke
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00PM
231 Forest Street
Sorenson Center for the Arts
Free. Registration with email required. Babson is limiting event attendance to current Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students/faculty/staff approved to be on campus through 9/17. Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
It’s the year 3000. A “woke” African-American woman wakes up in a post-apocalyptic ghost town after a “race war” has claimed the lives of all black women on earth. When she stumbles upon a pair of futuristic news goggles that shows her what this race war actually was, she becomes truly woke for the first time in her life. Come join independent filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke for a screening and robust discussion of her film WOKE, a science-fiction short that makes social commentary on interracial relationships in the United States, and the black woman’s complex role within it.
Raeshelle Cooke is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of production company RMC Pictures. Winner of four film awards, including from the LA Film Awards in 2016, and the Woman in Film award from the Shawna Shea Film Festival in 2019. “Woke” is a two-time Best Sci-Fi nominated film that also was recognized for “Meritorious Appreciation” at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in 2021.
For Raeshelle Cooke’s full bio, visit www.babsonarts.org.
Film run time 20 minutes followed by Director Talk and Q&A.