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The Cinema Studies Student Union represents the voice of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cinema Studies programme at the University of Toronto while promoting and celebrating cinema across the campus through a variety of screenings, events, and academic journals. Run entirely by dedicated undergraduate students who volunteer their time, CINSSU is the centre of cinema on campus.


Free Friday Film

Brought to you by Innis Community Outreach and the Cinema Studies Students’ Union, and in line with the Free Friday Film tradition, we present a film screening of “We Were Children”, a documentary that reveals the history of residential schools in Canada, as well as their subsequent effects on Aboriginal communities. 

This event is designed to raise awareness about residential schools and Aboriginal issues in Canada and advocate for truth and reconciliatory measures moving forward.

We are honoured to welcome Dr. Suzanne Stewart as a keynote speaker. Dr. Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation, a psychologist, and an Associate Professor of Indigenous Healing in Counselling Psychology at OISE. Currently, she serves as the Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education at OISE, the Coordinator of the Indigenous Education Initiative, and the Chair of the Aboriginal Section of the Canadian Psychology Association.



The Cinema Studies Institute in partnership with CINSSU is welcoming the LOOP Collective, a group of independent media artists, who created a space for experimental film and other art forms to co-exist. 

On Thursday February 4, from 7 - 10pm, there will be a free screening and book launch at Innis Town Hall. 

The screening will be of recent works on 16mm, 35mm and video from LOOP members that includes several Toronto premieres, as well as a Q&A with artists in attendance



Click through to read Caroline Eisen's review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015).

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