Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.9

January 27, 2005

Cilia Sawadogo

Cilia Sawadogo in front of a scene from a film called Nyonyi.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

African children get their own animators

If the global village does indeed exist, some of its members are being overlooked. In Africa today, most children’s animated television programs are imported. However, an innovative UNESCO program is hoping to change that.

Last summer, Cilia Sawadogo, a professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, joined other animators from the USA, UK and Ghana to teach at Africa Animated!


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Mary de Michele

Lauren Teblum
Photo by Robert Winters

Students and staff open their hearts for tsunami relief

Students have raised $137,000 for the victims of the huge underwater earthquake and resulting tsunami that killed more than 200,000 and displaced millions in Southeast Asia on Dec. 26.

The Concordia Student Union raised money from a cabane à sucre, a party at Reggie’s, hot chocolate and tea served at the shuttle bus line, and club events.