The Railway Man: Film Guide

The Railway Man
The Railway Man




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A film guide that looks at The Railway Man (2013), a true story in which a victim from World War Two's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Citizenship, Literacy, History, Psychology and PSHE Education in addition to highlighting themes surrounding World War Two, autobiographies, historical events, abuse, mental health, friendships and Asian countries.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literacy
  • Politics
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology

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