For Kyle Gill and Jordan Courtney, both from Ms. Lockyer’s ENG4EC and OSSLC classes, exposure in the two English courses to over eight Canadian films has led to a video interview of the students on REEL CANADA’s website.
The film unit exposed students to a variety of Canadian film with analytical activities focusing on genres and themes such as “The Angry Young Man/Woman”, “The Murder Mystery”, “The Rebel With A Cause”, “Growing Up Gay” and the documentary. The unit culminated in a one day festival brought to PECI from Toronto.
“The REEL CANADA team interviewed us about our views on Canadian film, which is really about Canadian identity”, said Kyle Gill. Jordan Courtney added that “U.S. films are better marketed because they have bigger budgets, but Canadian films are just as good or better”. “This video interview is just another example of PECI Panther Pride in action”, said Ms. Lockyer, “I hope to bring the REEL CANADA team back next year.”