By Tonya Tagoona
On Friday, December 2, 2016, the 4th International Cellphilm Festival Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands, & Media took place at the McGill Education Building in Montreal, Canada.
At the festival, there were 11 cellphilms shown and each video was between 60-90 seconds long.
Our invited guest speakers at the Cellphilm Festival were Ying-Syuan Huang and Professor Lisa Starr. Ying-Syuan shared her experiences using cellphilms with pre-service science teachers at McGill. Professor Lisa Starr presented on the use of cellphilms in exploring and exposing gender inequity in Ethiopia.
Although all submissions were great, there could be only 3 winners with an honourable mention.
The first place winner for the 4th International Cellphilm Festival went to Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands & Media by Munira Sitotaw & Yohannus Gebru.
The Day After by Nicole Boudreau & Marc Bragdon came in second.
Are You Watching? A Cellphilm about Consent & Surveillance by Nick Sabo & Sarah Sabo came in third. The honourable mention went to Can I Help You? by Kelly Loi and Jorge Antonio Vallejos.
For more information on Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies, please refer to the following website: www.landbodydefense.org