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Period and Historical, War Films
This big-screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel begins in rural Devon, where 16-year-old farmer's son Albert has formed a close bond with Joey, a wilful horse he has successfully trained. When war breaks out, Albert is devastated to be separated from Joey, who is needed at the front. Passed between many different masters and sent into the battlefield where he is often up against machine artillery, we see the scale of the devastation from the point of view of the horses that were engaged in warfare. Eager to be reunited with his horse Joey, but little prepared for the horror he will face, Albert subsequently enlists for the army and joins the melee.
A film guide that looks at Testament of Youth (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Dramatic World War One film from author Michael Morpurgo, charting the story of two brothers journeying to No Man's Land.
11–16 years 102 mins
Based on the World War I experience of soldier-poet Siegfried Sassoon, who suffered a mental breakdown on realising there was no point to the fighting
All ages 108 mins
Based on Sewell's novel following a horse's life from his beginnings in a 19th-century stable through a string of owners, some kind and some cruel.
All ages 84 mins
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Ahead of VE Day (8 May) history teacher Daryn Simon details why he believes that film is a powerful tool for developing young people's understanding of history.
Reading time 4 mins
Film Industry talent Chris Beanstead, Olivia Young, Chris Hees, Mark Herman, and Tracey Seawood talk to young people from Hull about how they got into film.
Viewing time 4 mins
We explore how film can be used to teach young people about the far-reaching impact and effect that war and conflict can have, on both soldiers and civilians.
Reading time 4 mins
A film list exploring uses of animation in the field of Visual Effects.
No. of films11
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