Philomena: Film Guide





Short (1-4 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

A film guide that looks at Philomena (2013), a moving real-life drama about an elderly woman who is helped by a young journalist to find her son, whom she was forced to give up as a teenager.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Law, PSHE Education and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding identity, communities and beliefs, religions and beliefs, criminal investigations, ethics, health and wellbeing, family, and life and death.

This resource includes

This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • Law
  • PSHE Education

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