Do you NO the limit? – 360° of Consent
2016 / Financial support of Secrétariat à la condition féminine / Prix Égalité Thérèse-Casgrain 2017
Sexual consent is a topic with many nuances and subtleties and deserves to be demystified in order to promote healthy relationships among youth.
Through the use of 360° glasses, the individual is teleported into an alternate world, where they enter the shoes of a young girl who is experiencing a situation where sexual consent is brought into question. Film-maker Emanuel St-Pierre, recipient of the 2013 prize L’égalité à l’œuvre, had the idea to develop the project using virtual reality technology, permitting users to realistically live and feel the experience, thus provoking a deeper understanding of the issue. Actors Sandrine Poirier-Allard and Olivier Koomsatira play the main characters, two youth that meet to work on a group project for school, in a situation with an unexpected turn of events.
The messages to convey are that one has to always make sure that both partners want the same things, one does not need a reason to say no, and can do so at any point in time.
The project is touring schools and several public events and also offer group discussions that permit youth to exchange views on consent. Contact us to book!