Filmmakers: Lara De Araujo Machado, Julia Pelichet, Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre
Country: Switzerland and the UK
Run Time: 00:01:54
#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.