By Alexandra Few
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a personal pronoun as: “a pronoun (such as I, you, or they) that expresses a distinction of person”. Personal pronouns are often used when identifying yourself or someone else. For example, someone who identifies as cis-gender, may use she/her pronouns or he/his pronouns.
By Yulia Federov
Since 1998, Canada has made significant strides in its legal and social recognition of the 2SLGBTQIAP population. In 2000, Bill C-23 was passed, affording homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. In 2005, Canada legalized same-sex marriage. In 2013, Kathleen Wynne, the first openly gay premier in Canada, was elected to office in Ontario.
By Yulia Federov
Luminato Festival is not just your average arts festival—it’s a barrier-breaking display of all forms of artwork, created by Canada’s—and the world’s--most creative artists. Since its first run in 2007, the festival has been known for its keenness for drawing attention to important social justice issues, through the art that it displays—this year being no exception.
By Tonte Spiff
After much anticipation, the Vaughan International Film Festival ’19 (VFF) has come and gone. On the closing night, VFF hosted an awards show to spotlight the best productions and performances put on display.
The evening began with the People’s Choice Award, voted on by festival goers, awarded to Sarah Gonyea for her documentary film A Voice for Change: The Laura Hillier Story.
By Justin Wong
Now in its 7th year, the Vaughan International Film Festival provides a platform for both local and international filmmakers. Hosted at the Cineplex Colossus Theatre in Vaughan, 18 student films from 11 different high schools across the Greater Toronto Area were chosen for the Student Initiatives Film Competition.
By Ellie King
It’s no secret that women have always held a presence in the world of film and are crucial to the art form, yet have not always earned the recognition, respect nor representation they deserve.