Finding Your Voice

A specially selected programme of films featuring positive stories about individuals learning to express themselves and standing up for what they believe in

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Learning to express yourself - however you wish to do so - and developing values to carry with you in the modern world is an integral part of growing up.

The world of film is full of such stories, both fact and fiction, that capture individual and collective experiences of people finding their voices; standing up for what they believe in, and developing the power to say, "This is who I am". As the world looks to Glasgow for the COP26 summit in November, no topic will rely more on the force of young voices expressing themselves than that of climate change.

The films in this strand reflect that, but also include more intimate, personal stories of young people expressing their creativity and true identities.

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Films that are part of Finding Your Voice

Ballerina

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration89 mins

Ballerina(2016)

In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina takes on the identity of another in order to enrol at a prestigious ballet school.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as dance, growing up, and ethics, and links to subjects including Performing Arts, PSHE Education and History.

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

CertUnclassified

Age group5–11

Duration106 mins

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business(2021)

The now-adult Templeton brothers are brought back together after the new Boss Baby request their help in defeating a dangerous professor.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as growing up, fame and consumerism, and family, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Captains of Zaatari

CertUnclassified

Age group16+

Duration73 mins

Captains of Zaatari(2021)

Documentary about two best friends living in a Jordan refugee camp who dream of becoming professional football players.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as growing up, sports, and poverty, and links to subjects including Citizenship, Geography, and Politics.

Cruella

Cert12A

Age group11–16

Duration134 mins

Cruella(2021)

Origin story of the Disney villain Cruella de Vil as she seeks a career in London as a young fashion designer.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as fashion, and fame and consumerism, and links to subjects including Art & Design and PSHE Education.

Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration89 mins

Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal(2021)

A cute quokka defies the odds by competing in the world’s scariest animal competition.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as equality, family, and sporting events, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Dear Future Children

CertUnclassified

Age group16+

Duration89 mins

Dear Future Children(2021)

Lively documentary which tracks young political and environmental activists in Chile, Hong Kong and Uganda.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as democracy, law and order, and equality, and links to subjects including Citizenship, Geography, and Politics.

I Am Greta

Cert12A

Age group14+

Duration102 mins

I Am Greta(2020)

Intimate documentary following the influential environmental activist Greta Thunberg and her quest to prevent climate change.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as democracy, growing up, and climate change, and links to subjects including Citizenship, Geography, and Politics.

In My Blood It Runs

Cert12A

Age group14–16

Duration84 mins

In My Blood It Runs(2019)

Intimate documentary about an Aboriginal 10-year-old boy who struggles to balance his traditional upbringing with a state education.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as equality, racism and prejudice, and community, and links to subjects including Citizenship and PSHE Education.

Knives Out

Cert12A

Age group14+

Duration130 mins

Knives Out(2019)

When the patriarch of a wealthy family is found dead after his 85th birthday, foul play is suspected in this modern twist on the classic whodunit.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as racism and prejudice, refugees and immigration, and family, and links to subjects including Film Studies.

Mary and the Witch's Flower

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration103 mins

Mary and the Witch's Flower(2018)

Gentle anime which sees a young girl embark on a magical adventure after finding a mysterious flower.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as growing up, anti-bullying, and friendships, and links to subjects including Literacy and PSHE Education.

Raya and the Last Dragon

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration103 mins

Raya and the Last Dragon(2020)

In the fantasy land of Kumandra, a girl called Raya must set out on a quest to discover the last dragon.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as growing up, community, and friendships, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

The Sparks Brothers

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration141 mins

The Sparks Brothers(2021)

Energetic documentary about “your favourite band’s favourite band”, the innovative brothers who make up Sparks.

This film is included in our Finding Your Voice strand as it deals with topics such as mass media, fame and consumerism, and family, and links to subjects including Music.

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