Reina Neufeldt / Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. Conrad Grebel University College

Students in my university course, The Quest for Peace in Literature and Film, were transfixed by Benjamin Dix’s presentation on the end of war events in northern Sri Lanka in 2009, Dix’s personal story, as well as the proposed content and format of the Vanni project. Dix’s attention to the ethics of how we tell stories and the interactive format of the on-line graphic novel succeeded in engaging the imagination of students on issues of trauma, violence, and survival.