New film resources for Secondary schools


With many pupils now learning from home, we've pulled together some brand new free resources for secondary school pupils and teachers. Feel free to download and share these with your classes and classmates and let us know how you get along! This week, we've got 2 free films from BBC iPlayer - I Am Greta (12A) and Dunkirk (12A) - and a pick from Netflix - Steve Jobs (15).

For the more creative tasks, we’d love to see what you come up with! Tweet us @glasgowfilmedu or tag us on Instagram @glasgowfilmtheatre

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I Am Greta (2019, 12A)

This amazing documentary follows teenage activist Greta Thunberg from her days doing School Strike For Climate right up to her trip across the ocean to speak in America. It captures some of her finest speeches while also giving us a peek into her daily life, including her love of her dogs, life with her parents and dealing with negative attention from the world's media.

Our worksheet is ideal for classes studying the climate crisis or those interested in documentary film. Also great for school environmental clubs or pupils who took part in the school strikes!

I Am Greta is available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer throughout 2021.

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Dunkirk (2017, 12A - contains war violence and moments of distress)

Director Christopher Nolan captures the events that took place at Dunkirk during World War II by following three stories - soldiers preparing for evacuation on land, a small civilian boat at sea, and a fighter pilot rapidly losing fuel in the air. Filmed using IMAX cameras, it features amazing set pieces and an impressive cast.

A good film for any class studying WWII and also suitable for Media classes or those already studying film.

Dunkirk is available on BBC iPlayer for a short time.

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Steve Jobs (2015, 15 - contains strong language)

Capturing the mind behind some of the greatest developments at Apple, Steve Jobs is a portrait of the entrepreneur and centres around 3 crucial keynote speeches. Written by Aaron Sorkin, known for The West Wing and The Social Network, and directed by Danny Boyle, known for Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire, the film is ideal for classes studying business, computing, or media.

Steve Jobs is currently available on Netflix.

Keep checking back for more resources coming soon and be sure to let us know what you've been watching with your class. Find us on Twitter @glasgowfilmedu and let us know how you got on with the tasks using the hashtag #AtHomeWithGFT.


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