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Black Star: Identity

BFI Black Star Logo (Black)
BFI Black Star Logo (Black)




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Related calendar events

Black History Month
1 October - 1 November

This resource for students aged 12  to 16 examines cultural identity and relationships on film as starting point for students to explore their own identity, how it is shaped and how they perceive themselves and others. It also explores a range of relationships including family and friendships, to consider how others influence them, and how they affect others through films ranging including Gone Too Far, Belle, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Girlhood.

Black Star is the British Film Institute's autumn 2016 celebration of the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and TV taking place nationwide and we're delighted to be complementing their season with a programme of relevant films that resonate with our audience of 5-19 year olds. Embracing the BFI's direction of illuminating on-screen talent, the films selected for use in this resource feature contemporary British stars of black heritage as well as actors from the African diaspora and throughout film history that demonstrate a real range and depth of storytelling.

For further information on the BFI Black Star season, please visit


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Black Star: Identity PowerPoint presentation

Black Star: Identity PowerPoint presentation

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Black Star: Identity teachers' notes

Black Star: Identity teachers' notes PDF

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