The Color Purple: Film Guide

The Color Purple
The Color Purple

Ages

14+

Duration

Short (1-4 activities)

Related calendar events

Black History Month
1 October - 1 November

A film guide that looks at The Color Purple (1985), an adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the turbulent life of Celie, a Black woman growing up in the American Deep South of the 1900s.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including English, History, Literacy and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding gender, books and plays, North American countries, racism and prejudice, democracy, directors, abuse, anti-bullying, mental health, historical periods and poverty.

This resource includes

This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • History
  • Literacy

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