Secondary resource: Moonlight

As exam time nears, Glasgow Film Education have a variety of free classroom resources, perfect for revision for S4-6 pupils.

This resource focuses on Moonlight, a coming of age film about a young black man coming to terms with his identity and sexuality.

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Moonlight (2016, 15)

Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight follows the life of Chiron as he navigates childhood, adolescence and then adulthood as a young gay black man. The film is told in three distinct sections with a different actor playing Chiron at different ages. With amazing performances by Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae and Naomie Harris, this is a fantastic film for those studying Media or studying film in English.


This resource contains questions on characterisation, representation, use of colour, and production design.

This film is a certificate 15 with strong language, sex, sex references, and drugs misuse.

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