Reflections of Wata

 

Reflections of Wata is a video installation created by Alison Duke for the New-Found-Lands Exhibition: exploring historical and contemporary connections between Newfoundland and the Caribbean Diaspora.  The exhibition is curated by Pamela Edmonds and Bushra Junaid at the Eastern Edge Gallery from September 9- October 18th. The Krio word for water is wata and this installation speaks to the journeys of black bodies crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the time of slavery to immigration.

 

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The Akua Benjamin Project

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The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project is a series of short documentaries celebrating 50 years of black Activism in Toronto, Canada and the lives and legacy of Charles Roach, Dudley Laws, Marlene Green, Rosie Douglas and Gwen and Lenny Johnston, six prominent social justice/civil rights heroes in that struggle. The films were executive produced by veteran documentary filmmaker/video artist Alison Duke and directed by 5 local talents. The series includes: Charley directed by Laurie Townshend, Dudley Speaks for Me directed by Ngardy Conteh George, Where is Marlene Green? directed by Ella Cooper, Rosie, the Fearless Rebel directed by Sonia Godding Togobo and Book of Love directed by Sarah Michelle Brown.

 

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