Dreams in Vantablack: Film Screening
September 22 at 7:30pm
Dreams in Vantablack is an animated, 12-part mini-series. Journeying through the dreams of 12 black youth poets from across the province of Ontario, this short film embodies the experiences of black identity, to explore issues such as bullying, racism, mental health, loss and love. When youth poets dream, they envision themselves as global citizens, agents of change and catalysts for a better society. They write about their struggles, their fears and their dreams in stories that exude determination and triumph. Using a blend of live action and animation, the Dreams in Vantablack film series moves between reality and fantasy. Each poet shares an intimate moment with the audience, contextualizing their poetry and revealing the beauty of their spirit. This film screening will be followed by a panel discussion/performance featuring director Ian Keteku and poets from the Dreams In Vantablack cast.
Featured poets: Libin Ahmed, Laura Baptiste, Cameron James, Jesse June-Jack, Jenn Kasiama, Christian Markland, Furqan Mohamed and Egypt Morgan
Date & Time: September 22 at 7:30pm ET
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
Duration: 90 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass