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#WOKE

Filmmakers: Lara De Araujo Machado, Julia Pelichet, Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre

Country: Switzerland and the UK

Run Time: 00:01:54

Year: 2020

#WOKE emphasizes social media as a non-physical space for instant ‘activists’ through its satirical imagery and exaggerated, absurd use of props based on the emojis available on smartphones. The film was shot using a smartphone and originally screened via Instagram Stories. Widespread support towards tragic news, events and current affairs is often shared instantaneously and fleetingly. A lack of sustained public support for global, socio-economic or political issues raises questions towards the sincerity of social media activism.