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ALC Presents… Final week of classes going out with a bang

Daria Bocicova

Section Editor

@Media Night

@Photo - Daria Bocicova

@Painting - Maeva Mendoza-Rivet

Every year, Dawson's ALC program organises a festival, presenting the works of the students in the program. This year's title and the theme is Unfold. As the official website states, 'To unfold is to smooth surfaces, to disclose what is or has been hidden from view, to reveal secrets and potentials. Unfold celebrates the opening up and continuation of our lives as the pandemic starts to wane.'

The festival started on the 5th of May and will continue till the 20th.

The festival includes projects and events by graduating students from all six ALC profiles, including literature, studio arts, arts and culture, cinema and communications, languages and interactive media arts. You can take a look at all the activities on the ALC Festival website, which you can access through Dawson's main website.

Natalie Olanick, event coordinator, explained that the online page is constantly updated and 'enhanced' throughout the festival with pictures of the activities and comments made by students.

She remarked that some of the most prominent components of the festival are, the literature profile's Student Reading and Celebration that took place on the 9th of May and arts and culture, while not having any in-person activities this year focused their student website on 'cause and effect, so it will be very interesting how each student will speak about their project while also speak a little bit about, like, their work and how they go about doing things'.

Miss Olanick explained that the festival is a way for the outside student to enter a certain profile for a little while and see the work that is being done. She said that '[she] is really hoping, fingers crossed, that there are lots of different things up around the college that student can enter into and see what the activity is [in practice].'

While the festival is still set to maintain physical distancing protocols and will refrain from organising grand celebrations and serving food and drinks, nothing is going to stop art.

ALC program is proud to invite you to hop in at least for a little while for some fun interactive activities and interesting conversations.

Along with the Festival, another event and the courtesy of the Cinema and Communications department, Media Night, will be taking place On Friday the 13th of May.

They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.

If this is the first time you have ever heard about Media Night, you have missed out on Dawson's most significant screening of student films. But we don't just showcase films, we also give awards for the most impressive pieces.

In order for a film to be shown, it is first submitted, after which our team watches the films and chooses the most promising ones for each of four categories, fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. The awards are given for best film in each category, as well as for best director, best sound, best editing and best cinematography. The jury of 3 judges determines the winners.

As my film teacher would say, 'seize the opportunity when you have one,' which is precisely the case with this semester's Media Night. In the spirit of the date, the theme of the evening is Friday the 13th. In case you haven't seen the official MN trailer yet, you can find it through the Dawson Website.

It looks like Jason opened the hunting season on our staff. Do you think the Media Night can be saved?

The doors will open at 6:45 PM, and the screening will begin at 7:30 PM. You can get a ticket for yourself from Karen in 3B1, but I suggest you get a couple and bring a friend because it's about to get really spooky. The event will be co-hosted by yours truly, and I hope to see you there.

P.S. If you don't come, we will give Jason your Instagram


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