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Drama, Period and Historical
Dido is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral in the 18th Century, who is brought as a child to be raised in the aristocratic home of her great-uncle and his wife. Her lineage leaves her an outsider – too high in rank to eat with the servants but too low to eat with the family, and left on the sidelines as her cousin Elizabeth seeks suitors for marriage. When she meets an idealistic young vicar’s son who is caught up in a legal battle over a sunken slave ship, she is drawn to his passion for changing society, and questions her own place within it even more. Jane Austen-style romance and politics blend in this absorbing costume drama.
A film guide that looks at Belle (2013), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This resource supported the black history strand at the Into Film Festival
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
Black Star: Identity
Black Star: The Power of Persuasive Speech
Diversity on film: Black Star
This resource uses the film Belle to help discuss black history and the abolition movement.
Glossy melodrama from director Douglas Sirk about two single mothers - one black, and one white - facing prejudice in the pre-civil-rights-era US.
11+ years 121 mins
In the US south in the 60s, just after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, a black police officer is arrested for a prominent white citizen's murder.
11+ years 102 mins
A landmark US indie film set in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on one man's attempt to encourage solidarity amongst his peers.
11+ years 92 mins
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With its DVD release this week, we look at incredible story behind A United Kingdom, in which one couple's decision to marry has huge political ramifications.
Reading time 7 mins
In our Autumn Preview, we're taking a look at some of the fantastic films that are still to hit cinemas in 2016 - from stellar sci-fi to sublime animation.
Reading time 4 mins
After a bumper year of cinema, our Film Programming Assistant Michael runs you through the highlights, before revealing the whole team's Top 5 of 2016.
Reading time 10 mins
Jeff Nichols' new film tells the true story of an interracial couple's fight to maintain their marriage in the face of legal discrimination in 1950s America.
Reading time 6 mins
Celebrate International Women's Day with our suite of resources, film guides, and video interviews.
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Stories that depict great accomplishments and celebrate the incredible feats that filmmakers themselves have achieved with their works over the years.
A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
No. of films24
In celebration of International Women's Day a list of great films for Primary and Secondary ages directed by women
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films31
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