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This week, the popular BBC series 'Horrible Histories' gets the big screen treatment, taking us back to Roman times and serving up an hilarious slice of European history.
Atti is a resourceful Roman teenager whose wits more than make up for his lack of physicality. But when his latest scheme lands him in hot water with Emperor Nero, Atti is forced to join the Roman army and exiled to cold, wet Britain where they are attempting to quash the rebellion. Here he meets a formidable warrior Boudicca, and joins her quest despite the protests of her overly-cautious father. Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans is both fun and educational, a laugh-out-loud, lively introduction to ancient history and how it compares to the modern day.
Also making its way to cinemas this week is the fictionalised account of the invention of electricity, The Current War. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as his inventing rival George Westinghouse, the film covers of one of the history's most important technological battles and is a dazzling and informative film for young audiences.
Next up is Birds of a Feather, a bright and colourful CGI animation that follows Manou, a young bird whose world is turned upside down when he discovers he is actually a swift and not a seagull like the rest of his family. With voice work from Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe, it promises to be a story of overcoming the odds and discovering who you are.
Finally, Are You Proud? is a prescient and urgent documentary covering the history of LGBTQ+ rights and the societal battles which have been fought in at attempt to secure equality. Informative, engaging and important, this film is ripe for young people who wish to delve further into the history of sexuality and oppression around the world.
Dramatic retelling of the ‘war of the currents’ in the 1880s as Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse put forward competing electric systems.
Age group11+ years
When Manou discovers he is a swift bird and not a seagull like the rest of his family, he is swept away on a grand adventure.
Age group5–11 years
Lastly, a new batch of Film Guides have been produced for educators and Into Film Club leaders to use as teaching tools in a classroom environment. From animated favourites to Hollywood classics and new releases, these guides are a fantastic way to create conversations between young people and cinema.
A film guide that looks at North by Northwest (1959), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Searching (2018), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Up (2009), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Engage your pupils in music, history and literacy learning with Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans!
A selection of films from around the world exploring democracy and the political process throughout history, encouraging debate, understanding and engagement.
No. of films27
A selection of films exploring and celebrating issues and discussion points surrounding LGBT history around the world.
No. of films18
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