Concordia looks to student filmmakers in new anti-sexual violence campaign

September 1, 2016

Concordia University has launched a new campaign to combat sexual violence through the use of student-made animated films. The Montreal Gazette reports that the animated films focus specifically on consent, being an active bystander, and the fact that most perpetrators are known by victims. The selected videos use animated fruit to depict scenarios where consent to sexual activity is at issue, and where bystanders intervene to prevent an assault. “We thought using animated fruit was a fun, original and colourful way to attract attention. They are also gender neutral, so anyone can identify with (any character),” said the films’ co-creator and recent Concordia graduate Lori Malépart-Traversy. Montreal Gazette | CTV News | Concordia