The Danish Girl: Film Guide

The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl




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A film guide that looks at The Danish Girl (2015), a period drama depicting the true story of Danish artist Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education, Psychology, History, Literacy and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding gender, equality, ethics, historical figures, family, love and relationships, historical periods, life and death, and European countries.

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  • Art and Design
  • Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • History
  • Languages
  • Literacy
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education
  • Science

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