In cinemas 21 July 2017

Subject links

  • History
  • Citizenship
  • PSHE Education

For ages

  • 11-14
  • 14-16
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The resource and competition

REGISTER NOW and download our new history resource, Dunkirk: The Dynamo Challenge to connect your students with the heroic events surrounding Dunkirk and to recieve your FREE printed Welcome Pack, brought to you in partnership with Warner Brothers and SUPER.


With the imminent release of the epic action thriller Dunkirk on 21 July 2017, we've created a resource to engage student curiosity in the historical events behind ‘Operation Dynamo'; the evacuation of around 338,000 allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk.


Targeted at 12-16 year olds, and a perfect resource to support history, PSHE/PSE/SMSC or citizenship lessons, The Dynamo Challenge presents a series of team building challenges centred around three narrative perspectives from the air, land and sea.


You can also enter your school into The Dynamo Challenge competition. Task your students to create a group 3D art installation to commemorate the events at Dunkirk, submit a photo to competitions@intofilm.org OR tweet us @intofilm_edu and be in with a chance of the artwork being displayed at Dover Castle alongside the costumes from the film! The deadline for entries is midday on Wednesday 5 July 2017. Read more about the terms and conditions for entering.


REGISTER NOW and download for the chance to receive your limited-edition Welcome Pack, containing a classroom poster and a printed take-home task for students - be quick, there are only 500 printed packs available!

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About this film

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.” Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.  “Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.  Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. “Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), and newcomer Fionn Whitehead, with Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”) and Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”).  The ensemble cast also includes Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan. The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), with Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) serving as executive producer.


Christopher Nolan


Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, Fionn Whitehead


12A Classification