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Though it's often suggested that problems in schools are a recent development, this groundbreaking 60s drama underlines that classroom aggravation and failing grades have always been an issue. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is the black engineer who takes on a job teaching 16-year-olds in a tough London school. His predominantly white pupils are destined for society's scrapheap and they turn their resulting hatred for authority - and their personal prejudices - against him. Undeterred, Thackeray confronts the teens head on, throwing out conventional education methods for a crash course in surviving the adult world.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the Activate: Effecting Change strand of the festival.
A film guide that looks at Big City Stories (Secondary) , exploring its key topics and themes through informal...
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
An ageing headmaster reflects on his almost 60-year career at a boys' boarding school in this unashamedly sentimental British classic.
7+ years 114 mins
In an attempt to instruct his students about the dangers of fascism and autocracy, a German high-school teacher stages a bold experiment.
14+ years 105 mins
Vibrant, uplifting comedy in which an unemployed rock guitarist is faced with needing to get a job, and masquerades as a supply teacher.
7–16 years 105 mins
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Filmmakers from Clydeview Academy win Film of the Month for September with their dark comedy 'Extra Curricula Activities'.
Viewing time 3 mins
Bringing the words of noted writer James Baldwin to life, we explore how documentary I Am Not Your Negro dissects the history of racial inequality in America.
Reading time 7 mins
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