Dynasties, daggers and duty – a Chinese cinema Study Day for KS3 Mandarin
The BFI Southank is running a study day to inspire Key Stage 3 learners with Chinese cinema.
|Tuesday 11 February, 2014
BFI Southbank, central London
£8 per student,
£1 per adult accompanying every 5 students;
£40 for teachers attending without students
About this Cinema Study Day
The BFI Southbank and James Trapp will use clips from a variety of feature films to prompt learning about Chinese culture and history, while extending students’ vocabulary.
The morning session will screen a range of films from modern depictions of traditional Chinese tales such as The Curse of the Golden Flower through more contemporary themes such as those in Beijing Bicycles, to more well-known, action-based films like The House of Flying Daggers (pictured above). We will explore themes of dichotomy – such as: rural versus urban, tradition versus modern, and past versus present – and the representation of young people through their responsibilities and plights.
There will be interactive activities for students to engage with and opportunities for extending vocabulary linked to the films. Students will be encouraged to interact in Mandarin where possible.
In the afternoon there will be an introduced screening of a suitable feature film; the most recent being the award-winning, Not One Less, 1999.
How to book
This is a BFI Southbank event. For further information and details of how to book, visit the BFI website:
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