The representation of sexual violence in two new films

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Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2015) and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room (Ireland/Canada, 2015) have had great success on the festival circuit and in popular consciousness. The fictional films have led me to reflect on the diversity of cinematic representations of sexual violence. They not only share this similar theme but also a generic crossroads between the […]

Black Heritage Month [Feature]

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Editors Note: To kick off Black Heritage Month, the Trent African Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) organized a powerful photo series. This series portrays strong messages and personal perseverance regarding race and personal experiences in relation to race. Our feature for Issue 15 showcased this photo series, and featured a poem by Daisy Komujuni. We will […]

Awareness: a white privilege guide

White privilege: a topic that elicits a spectrum of emotions from confusion to utter denial of its existence. The term first appeared in a paper published in 1988, entitled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh. White privilege is defined as a “social advantage that comes from being seen as […]

Trent Film Society Presents: Laurence Anyways

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With the Trent Film Society welcoming  the month of February, we are happy to be bringing you all a new set of films under the theme of love. While there are endless movies that are released yearly which tackle the theme of love and relationships, we at TFS have decided to focus primarily on films […]

The representation of sexual violence in two new films

mustang

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2015) and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room (Ireland/Canada, 2015) have had great success on the festival circuit and in popular consciousness. The fictional films have led me to reflect on the diversity of cinematic representations of sexual violence. They not only share this similar theme but also a generic crossroads between the […]

Black Heritage Month [Feature]

IMG_2639

Editors Note: To kick off Black Heritage Month, the Trent African Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) organized a powerful photo series. This series portrays strong messages and personal perseverance regarding race and personal experiences in relation to race. Our feature for Issue 15 showcased this photo series, and featured a poem by Daisy Komujuni. We will […]

Awareness: a white privilege guide

White privilege: a topic that elicits a spectrum of emotions from confusion to utter denial of its existence. The term first appeared in a paper published in 1988, entitled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh. White privilege is defined as a “social advantage that comes from being seen as […]

Trent Film Society Presents: Laurence Anyways

Laurence-Anyways

With the Trent Film Society welcoming  the month of February, we are happy to be bringing you all a new set of films under the theme of love. While there are endless movies that are released yearly which tackle the theme of love and relationships, we at TFS have decided to focus primarily on films […]