Free TIFF workshop – Oct 20

Workshop: Telling Trauma through Film & Art with Eva-Marie Stern

Sunday, October 20th, 2-4pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W)
3rd Floor, Learning Studios A & B

Film and art can be powerful ways to understand and express experiences that might otherwise be difficult to communicate. This companion workshop of Emily Kassie & Sophia Bush on A Girl Named C will explore strategies for using art and moving images to connect more deeply with your emotions, thoughts, and sensory experiences. Join art therapist and educator Eva-Marie Stern for a trauma-informed afternoon of making and engaging with art.

No cost. All are welcome to attend. You do not have to attend the preceding screening of A Girl Named C to participate in this workshop.

To reserve a spot, please email

Screening: Emily Kassie & Sophia Bush on A Girl Named C

Sunday, October 20, 12-2pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W)

At first, “C” could not remember what happened — she was only 11. Through vivid drawings and disturbing diary entries, her parents start to puzzle together the events of that day.

Using interviews and C’s own artwork, feature documentary A Girl Named C delves into the mind of a child as she struggles with the trauma of sexual assault, and turns to the creative arts to navigate the aftermath with her family’s support.

Denise Balkissoon will moderate an onstage discussion with director Emily Kassie and executive producer Sophia Bush after the film.

$14 General Admission | $11.50 Student/Senior
Tickets and more info:

Elysse Leonard
Senior Coordinator, Youth + Community Initiatives
Pronouns: she/her


TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
Phone: 416.599.8433 ext.2246