Osgoode Hall Law School Launches FILM – A New Visual Advocacy Initiative

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After a $100,000 endowment from Kathryn Podrebarac of Podrebarac Barristers Professional Corporation, Osgoode Hall Law School has founded the Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (with the rather clever acronym “FILM”), with the intention of supporting experiential education programs regarding visual advocacy. An excerpt from the announcement reads as follows:

Initial projects under FILM will include the Gladue Documentary Project (integrating short documentary videos as a supplemental aspect of Gladue Reports in the sentencing process for Indigenous offenders in the criminal justice system). Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Jackson, (who was named one of 10 to Watch by Playback Magazine in 2012), is receiving a fellowship from FILM/Osgoode to develop the Gladue Documentary Project.
FILM will also enable the development of the Justice Video Information Project, which features supervised, student-produced videos on legal issues for public audiences, to be developed in partnership with other non-governmental organizations and justice sector providers.

You can read more about the new program in the following full announcement here.

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