Call for Entries: English Students Association Writing Contest

Good news, poets and prose writers! The deadline for the English Students Association’s second annual writing contest has been extended until Wednesday March 8th. To enter, see details in the poster below.

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Change to Tracking Shots 3 program

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change in the program for tonight’s Laurier Free Film Series screening. Instead of Angry Inuk, the film presented this week will be Alanis Obomsawin’s Trick or Treaty. The screening will take place on Thursday March 2 at 7 pm BA102. Laurier graduate Jaydene Lavallie will still introduce the film.

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper.

For more information, please contact Katherine Spring via email or at ext. 4149.

Film Students in the Oscars News

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Sunday, February 27th was a day for film lovers to gather as the 89th Academy Awards were broadcast live across the world. On the “biggest night in Hollywood,” Laurier Film students made an impact at the local level in Waterloo with their Oscars viewing party. This CTV News spot on local Oscar parties includes the WLU Film Society’s event, featuring a “red carpet” interview with primary organizer Marlon Bengle during the Oscars pre-show.

By the start of the award presentations, the screening area at the back of Wilf’s was packed to standing-room only with English and Film students eager to see who would take home the gold. Fueled by spin dip and nachos, the party included an Oscars ballot, film history trivia, fancy dress, and plenty of prizes. The most rewarding part, however, was the conversation that arose around the awards, as everyone talked together in a spirit of celebration -and yes, some playful mockery of the spectacle, too!

So, if you’re still wondering why there was such a big fuss over the La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture mix-up, or what Ryan Gosling really whispered to that tourist, just ask a Film student and see what conversations come up.