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A young British boy of Nigerian heritage finds his life turned upside down when his birth mother opts to take him to live with her in inner-city London.
Torn away from his idyllic life in rural Lincolnshire, Femi struggles to adapt to his new life, finding himself drawn to the murky world of gangs and drugs. The Last Tree is a beautifully shot and authentically written portrait of a young Black man torn between two cultures, an ideal film to raise discussions around identity, belonging and integration.
One for the literary crowd here as Donna Tartt's wildly popular novel, The Goldfinch, gets adapted for the big screen. Ansel Elgort plays a young man named Theo struggling after the death of his mother during a terrorist attack in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. As he grows up and becomes involved with the world of art forgery, this drama becomes a layered exploration of life's hardships, growing up and key questions around the art industry.
One Child Nation, meanwhile, is one of the year's most important and valuable documentaries, covering a dark period in Chinese history when the one-child policy was put into effect in 1979 and lasted until as recently as 2015. After becoming a mother, first-time filmmaker Nanfu Wang decides to investigate the repercussions this policy had on the country, offering educators and students the chance to raise ethical considerations in the classroom.
A young man holds on to a famous painting as he grieves the death of his mother during a terrorist attack at a New York museum.
Age group14–16 years
Two new films out on DVD to order for your film club or classroom this week include a Disney live action remake and a colourful CGI animation. Aladdin and the Genie will be sure to invigorate your classroom into discussions about wishes and magic whilst Harvie and the Magic Museum tells the story of a young boy obsessed with video games who is sucked into a mysterious world.
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This live action remake of the beloved Disney animation follows a young street thief who crosses paths with a charismatic genie.
Age group7–14 years
Mary Poppins Returns; Two By Two; Stan & Ollie
Three new Film Guides to highlight this week, starting with the musical blockbuster Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the much-loved classic that doubles down on the song and dance whilst providing an uplifting tale about growing up (and how to avoid becoming an adult!). Two by Two, meanwhile, is an animated tale from Europe as a family of creatures desperately try to make their way onto Noah's Ark, dealing with themes of religion, environmentalism and family. Lastly, we celebrate two of cinema's most lasting icons in the biopic Stan & Ollie, which visualises the twilight years of the great comedic duo Laurel & Hardy.
A film guide that looks at Mary Poppins Returns (2018), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Two by Two (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Naomi Scott talks about her favourite moments on set, which cast member was best at impersonations and starting out in the film industry.
Reading time 3 mins
Films for Primary and Secondary that celebrate identity and teach the importance of belonging and inclusion.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films29
A film list exploring the evolution of 3D/CGI animation.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films11
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