From August 2013

2013-2014 Events Schedule now available!

CMTS is pleased to announce that the Fall 2013 – Winter 2014 schedule of events has been finalized.

18 October 2013: debate on the film The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer and the portrait of perpetrators in documentary films (Milo Sweedler, WLU Languages and Literatures, introduced by Marta Marín-Dòmine)

8 November 2013: “Flash/back: Memory on Film” event for Holocaust Education Week (Marta Marín-Dòmine presenting her 2012 documentary 1930-1942: Mémoire juive du Quartier Marolles-Midi Bruxelles & Russell Kilbourn presenting Alain Renais’ Night and Fog)

24 January 2014: “Finding Diefenbunker: Canadian Nationalism and Cold War Memory” (Sara Matthews, WLU Global Studies, and Justin Anstett, MA Candidate at the Balsillie School for International Affairs; joined by respondent Patricia Molloy)

28 February 2014: “‘I Want to be Seen': Who Gets to Construct Women’s Narratives in Violence Against Women Work?” (Ginette Lafrenière, WLU Faculty of Social Work, Director of WLU Social Innovation Research Group, co-presenting with April Turner, WLU SIRG Project Manager)

20 March 2014: “Power and Violence in the Global World” (guest speaker Pilar Calveiro, Universidad Benemérita de Puebla, México)

Click here for a PDF version of the full schedule (including times and locations)

Coming Soon: Laurier Free Film Series Explores Memory on Film

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies, the WLU Film Society (a WLU Students’ Union Club), and the WLU Dean of Arts Office, presents its Fall Film Series:

“Flash/back: Memory on Film” (click here for PDF of full description and schedule)

Featuring Marta Marín-Dòmine’s 2012 documentary 1930-1942 Mémoire juive du Quartier Marolles-Midi Bruxelles, followed by Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog presented by Russell Kilbourn on November 8 2013 as part of Holocaust Education Week.

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