IMT raises awareness on gender-based and sexual violence and wins ARCES Award for a VR film on consent


ARCES, the French association of communication professionals in higher education, held its awards ceremony on Thursday, June 2.

ARCES celebrates creativity, agility and the ability to mobilize and respond to the challenges of our time through seven categories, including Digital Communication, Video and Responsible Communication.

IMT won the Jury’s Prize for a virtual reality film on consent, produced by an inter-school working group, including faculty and students from IMT schools and REVERTO.

The film, entitled “Consentement”, took two approaches. The first was empathy, by allowing viewers to experience life as a student who witnesses and becomes a victim of sexual and gender-based violence. The next approach was informative, using an interactive quiz to present different forms of violence, from sexist slurs to harassment. The film is part of an action and awareness plan to fight sexual and gender-based violence.

1,700 students participated in this ongoing experience.

Congratulations and many thanks to all the teams from our schools involved in the design process, especially those who provided support for students and staff in the fight against sexist and sexual violence.

Members of the project pilot team shown in the photo (left to right):

  • Angelo Montoni, Educational Change Coordinator, IMT General Management
  • Gabrielle Landrac, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training, IMT General Management
  • Laura Luche, Head of Support for educational change activities, IMT General Management
  • Nathalie Chelin, Intercultural and Diversity Coordinator, IMT Atlantique

See the teaser of the movie “Consentement” :