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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Education Program
17 October – 1 November
The Education Program includes feature and short films from around the world at FREE screenings in cinemas across London.
You and your students are invited to a series of FREE screenings and events taking place during the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Education Programme.
With a special focus on Documentary, there are several films for audiences interested in exploring non-fiction film.
HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO, is a must see for anybody who works or is looking to work with children with behaviour problems or film students interested in Documentary making. This observational documentary by famed director Kim Longoniotto looks at a boarding school in Oxford for excluded children who suffer severe emotional trauma.
RETURN TO GOREE is a lively documentary following the journey of Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour as he traces the history of music from West Africa to countries of the African Diaspora. The film interweaves history, music and investigative documentary styles in an accessible and fascinating portrait.
Director Nick Broomfield again crosses the line between fiction and documentary with his film BATTLE FOR HADITHA, which re-creates the events of a battle between US-Marines and Iraqi civilians in 2005. Renowned for his maverick documentary-practices, Broomfield here uses the fiction genre but his employ of non-professional actors and real situations make for an interesting discussion of blurring fiction/non-fiction boundaries.
All films are facilitated by an education professional and will include Q & A with the director or specialist speaker.
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