Screening & Talk: Jellyfish with Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Jellyfish
Screening & Talk
Jellyfish

Event Date

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Event Time

10:00 - 12:10

Location

Everyman Screen on the Green, 83 Upper Street, Islington, London, Greater London, N1 0NP, England

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

16+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Economic
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education
  • Social

A young carer with multiple responsibilities discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy. The screening will be followed by a talk with the Anti-Bullying Alliance who will look at the strands of bullying within the film and how we can apply learnings to real life. You can learn more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance on their website: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/


Speaker

Martha Evans is the Director of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, supporting its members in all aspects of bullying prevention and response. The ABA are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn

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Film title

Jellyfish


Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Sarah has to keep her family afloat. As the sole caregiver to her family and manic-depressive mother, she juggles looking after her younger siblings and a part-time job with her school work. Affected by her difficult circumstances and bullying by students, she is often told-off by teachers for being rude and gobby. Spotting potential untapped talent, her drama teacher encourages her to turn her insults and quick-temper into stand-up comedy, leading Sarah to find a creative outlet for the chaos in her life. But her preparation for the school’s showcase is disturbed when her family’s financial circumstances become a priority. The film explores some tough issues that are at times highly distressing to watch and should be approached with caution and sensitivity. However it also gives valuable insight into some of the difficulties faced by young carers from working-class backgrounds and highlights the possibilities of creativity as a platform for self-expression.

Very strong language, strong sex references, and a scene of strong, disturbing sexual violence.

Director/s

James Gardner

Year

2018

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Drama

Language

English

Duration

101 minutes

Venue name

Everyman Screen on the Green

Address

83 Upper Street,
London,
Greater London,
N1 0NP