Christene Browne: Philomena (Unloved)

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Christene Browne: Philomena (Unloved)

Award-winning Toronto filmmaker and author, Christene Browne will talk about her novel "Philomena (Unloved)."

By Toronto Public Library

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Date and time

Tue, Jun 6, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


1745 Eglinton Ave W 1745 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto, ON M6E 2H4 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Toronto filmmaker, Christene Browne, reads from her second novel, Philomena (Unloved), a poignant story about Philomena Jones who, born in the Caribbean and abandoned by her mother, leaves for America only to end up homeless and battling mental illness. Following the reading, Christene will be interviewed by writer Pauline Peters.

Christene Browne is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been broadcasted and screened internationally. In 1999 Browne became the first Black woman to direct and write a dramatic feature in Canada, Another Planet. In 2011 she was awarded the Visionary award by TheWIFTS Foundation for her ground-breaking documentary series Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language, featuring Noam Chomsky. She is currently completing a feature length documentary and working as a lecturer in the Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University.

If you identify as a person with a disability or a person who is Deaf, and require this information in an accessible format, or an accessibility accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Maria A. Shchuka Library (416-394-1000) or use the online form at to make a request. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks' notice is preferred.

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