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March 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The MRU Community is invited to a special “Ideas that Matter” panel that explores the possibilities of teaching and learning about residential schools with film. Speakers include: Dr. Renae Watchman, Dr. Jennifer Pettit, and Dr. Sean Carleton.
Title: Ideas that Matter: Teaching and Learning About Residential Schools with Film
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Dr. Renae Watchman will discuss the importance of why representation matters in film. She teaches a course on Indigenous film which takes aim at Hollywood’s depiction of indigeneity and more importantly, focuses on how Indigenous filmmakers and actors have responded. She will also interrogate the strengths and limitations of visual media, by engaging her ongoing research on erasure of Indigenous stories through film.
Focusing specifically on teaching and learning about the history of residential schools, Dr. Jennifer Pettit will examine the potential of documentary films as pedagogical tools and Dr. Sean Carleton will talk about Rhymes with Young Ghouls and how uses fiction to confront the horrors of residential schooling in Canada.