BFI Sci-Fi - Silent Running

Still from Silent Running
Still from Silent Running




Short (1-4 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

This resource provides activities and tools to support students to discuss and analyse the themes of Silent Running (1972, PG), and apply normative ethics systems to plan a persuasive public relations campaign based on the predictions the film makes about the future of Earth. This resource was written in collaboration with Into Film by a Teach First Religious Studies teacher, for the BFI's Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder blockbuster season.

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Silent Running presentation

Film clips, stills and stimulus questions to work with Silent Running.

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Silent Running teachers' notes

Guidance notes to deliver a lesson based on Silent Running.

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Religious Education



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