Multiculturalism Shines At The 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Films have the power to change attitudes and opinion’s. Teachers know this. Wise teachers understand and consequently take particular time and care in incorporating films into their lesson plans. Community leaders search for films that can present issues in new refreshing ways in their advocacy work. New approaches are needed and films offer one tool . . . → Read More: Multiculturalism Shines At The 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Happy Holidays from The National Film Board… and AAMA!

We will take the liberty of using the NFB’s masterfully animated greeting card to send all of our supporters and visitors the best of the 2016 Holiday Season. It’s under a minute, so sit back and enjoy!

AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Nicholas Spillios, AAMA President

The president has been attending TIFF as a freelance reporter for several years. This year over 270 films were previewed covering a range of genres including aboriginal issues, racism, biopics, loss of children in India, journalism, miscegenation, and a return to the musical genre. Annotations of some of the more notable . . . → Read More: AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Big Changes to Community Cable TV — And It’s Not Good

A media release from the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) says a new CRTC local and community TV policy will slash the budget for community TV to one-sixth what it was under the 2010 policy.

Community TV stations have been serving many small towns and cities for decades and with this . . . → Read More: Big Changes to Community Cable TV — And It’s Not Good

Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

The Sixth Annual Global Celebration Of Media And Information Literacy (MIL) Week Will Take Place From 31 October To 5 November, 2016, Under The Theme “Media And Information Literacy: New Paradigms For Intercultural Dialogue”. The Global MIL Week 2016 Feature Event Includes The Sixth Media And Information Literacy And Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference And The . . . → Read More: Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

U of Alberta: Ancient Greece at the Movies

FREE! April 17, 2016 see The Trojan Women, starring Katherine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film will be preceded by a talk by Tanya Henderson on History, Myth and the Movie. The talk starts at 2 PM, the movie at 2:45 in the Tory Breezeway.

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Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s department of History & Classics, together with AHEPA (the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association), the Canadian Hellenic Congress of Alberta, AAME (the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education), and the Friends of Hellenism, is pleased to present a series of movies with a Classical Greek theme.

All events are free and open . . . → Read More: Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

Vertigo – Toronto Film Festival Rediscovers A Classic

Photo of Kim Novak by Nicholas Spillios captured on the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall

It is not often that film classics get the attention they deserve. Sight and Sound named “Vertigo” (1958) the greatest film of all time in the last poll which is conducted every ten years by film critics. This . . . → Read More: Vertigo – Toronto Film Festival Rediscovers A Classic

Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Exciting as the Toronto Film Festival may be, there is nothing more exciting than catching films before their release in Alberta. Here are some titles your reporter found intriguing among close to the thirty films viewed at the Festival. Some titles have a strong media base underlining the impact of media in our lives, while . . . → Read More: Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available

The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education.

The current issue (Volume 6, Issue 3) offers great insight into how Arab youth use media, how violence is made to attract and entertain, and even ideas of . . . → Read More: Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available