Dynasties, daggers and duty: a Chinese Cinema Study Day for KS3 Mandarin at the BFI

house-of-flying-daggers-01The Dynasties, daggers and duty: a Chinese Cinema Study Day for KS3 Mandarin will take place at the British Film Institute (BFI) on Tuesday 31st January between 10:30 – 15:30. Please not that the event is intended for teachers and students only.

The study day will use clips from a variety of Chinese feature films as a stimulus to students’ learning about the culture and history of China. The morning session will start with a brief history of China and its unique culture plus give an introduction to current film-makers and Chinese stars. We will then screen clips from a range of films from depictions of traditional Chinese tales such as The Curse of the Golden Flower to more contemporary, action-based fare like The House of Flying Daggers. Themes such as tradition versus modernisation; rural versus urban life and young versus old, will be explored through the clips. There will be an introduced afternoon screening of the delightful, award-winning feature film, Not One Less, (2010) plus Q&A. A resource pack will be available on the day.

Led by James Trapp, Primary Networks Co-ordinator, UCL IOE Confucius Institute

Year 8-9 Mandarin and Gifted & Talented

£8 per student; £1 per adult accompanying every 5 students; for any additional adult the student rate applies. £40 for teachers attending without students.

Please note that schools should provide their own packed lunches.

How to Book

First phone to check availability. Call 020 7815 1329 Monday-Wednesday or 020 7849 4451 Thursday-Friday. Then either book by phone using credit/debit cards only OR book by post by downloading the booking form and sending it with a cheque made payable to ‘British Film Institute’ or card details to: School Bookings, BFI Education, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT.

Booking form

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