Black Star: Diversity and Equality

This resource focuses on the themes of diversity and equality in two short
This resource focuses on the themes of diversity and equality in two short


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Medium (5-11 activities)

This resource focuses on the themes of diversity and equality by focusing on the characters and stories in two short films across two lessons.

Both films were made in the 1960s. Jemima + Johnny is set in post-Windrush London and Tiger Bay and The Rainbow Club is set in Cardiff, Wales. Both films can be watched for free courtesy of the BFI by following the links above.

The resource below includes two lessons that enable teachers and pupils to engage with drama and documentary footage featuring people of colour to develop language, literacy and cultural appreciation skills. Children will be able to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between life for children in modern Britain and the 1960s through analysing the films using the 3Cs and 3Ss of film.

This resource was written by a Teach First teacher.

This resource was originally created to support the BFI's Black Star blockbuster season. For more information, please visit A range of educational resources on the theme are available at

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