testimonials : reaction to Pax Warrior
Professionals across the board have praised Pax for its innovation
and handling of the history of the Rwandan genocide. There is a
unique opportunity with this type of interactivity to get people
involved and thinking about the impact - the ethical dimension -
of their own actions on issues. Every step of the way they must
ask, what could I do. It is our hope that by asking these questions
it will be clear that we all must do more.
"[Pax] may be the most effective means yet to help teenagers
realize that the world is a much more complex place than most commercial
media reporting would have us believe."
Howard Cutler, Executive Producer
Recognizing User Intelligence
"I was personally impressed with the
way in which a potentially sensitive subject was brought to life
with effects that appealed to the emotions, intellect and senses
while avoiding "video game" sensationalism."
Peter Dawson, Pearson Peacekeeping
Peter Dawson, Director of Exercises for
the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre is the principal designer and author
of training products for peace operations training and education.
"…it was the
first new media interactive approach I had seen that provided an
immersive experience, and one that could potentially bridge the
filmic and computer/interactive environments … elegantly
realized graphically and technically, but the subject matter also
distinguished it from other new media projects, which rarely grapple
with "important" issues. "
Christopher Sumpton, Producer/Director,
to remember Rwanda
"In the year when the film Schindler's
List was winning Academy Awards, when everyone left the theatre
with the words 'Never Again' resonating in their minds, in Rwanda
well over a half million people were being slaughtered. We must
educate our population not only to understand what happened in Rwanda
but that we played a role in allowing it to happen."
Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
the media bar
is a lot of room in the new media industry for innovative quality
content. We think Pax Warrior as a concept has the potential to move
the standard up a notch."
George Chiu, Production Executive, CTV
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