“Akilla’s Escape” with Charles Officer

When and Where

Thursday, February 24, 2022 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Event


Charles Officer


On February 24, filmmaker Charles Officer returns to the Canadian Film Forum to present his acclaimed crime-drama Akilla’s Escape—a special Black History Month event.

Filmmaker and alumna Yazmeen Kanji (HBA ’20 Innis, Cinema Studies) will moderate the Q&A to follow.

Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm EST

Register for this free, virtual screening and Q&A below.

In a crime-noir about the urban child-soldier, Akilla Brown captures a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy in the aftermath of an armed robbery. Over one gruelling night, Akilla confronts a cycle of generational violence he thought he escaped.

Presented by Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute

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Innis College, Cinema Studies