The Selfish Giant: Film Guide

The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant




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A film guide that looks at The Selfish Giant (2013), a contemporary fable which tells the story of two boys, shunned by their community, who resort to collecting scrap metal for a shady local dealer.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education, Literacy and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding friendships, poverty, community, child safety, British cinema, crime and punishment, and books.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • Literacy
  • PSHE Education

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