Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?” (2009)

In the following feature presentation of the National Film Board of Canada, First Nations filmmaker Dr. Alanis Obomsawin narrates and produced a forcefully inspiring documentary on the unorthodox McGill Professor Norman Cornett and the injustices of his abrupt dismissal at McGill University in 2007. The documentary entitled “Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’” chronicles the life-changing and student-centric pedagogical approaches Professor Cornett employed to release his students from the regurgitative type of academic study onto an academic study that tapped into their own… Read More

Shirin Neshat on “From Photography to Cinema”

March 19th 2013, University of California, Berkeley Click here for the video of the lecture. In this entry, we review once more one of the most #PersonallyInspiring figures we have covered here at Integrating Horizons: the Iranian born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. In the following video of the 2013 Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Regent’s Lecturer Series, Shirin reflects on her own “untraditional” professional journey and how it has contradicted the many structured approaches she had received at U.C. Berkeley. In her lecture, she underscored the importance of her time away from being… Read More