The Martian: Film Guide

The Martian
The Martian




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A film guide that looks at The Martian (2015), an abandoned survivor story set in space, based on a best-selling novel.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Film Studies, PSHE Education and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding food and health, mental health, ethics, space and planets, technology, travel and exploration, books and plays, and the environment.

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  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • PSHE Education
  • Biology
  • Science

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