Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Arabic
In this study day, students will be introduced to contemporary Arabic cinema through a screening of The Idol.
Salwa Mohamed will introduce the film and its context. Learners will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics related to Arabic language and culture. This will help to cultivate a positive attitude towards learning Arabic and to enable them to develop the ability to summarise the plot as well as describe their feelings and reactions to the film.
This will be followed by a series of Arabic GCSE and AS/A2 level language exercises based on the film’s main characters, events and themes. Study session activities will be in Arabic.
Led by Salwa Mohamed, Associate Lecturer of Arabic, Manchester Metropolitan University and Arabic Language Tutor, The University of Manchester
The Idol (PG)
Dir Hany Abu-Assad / Netherlands / UK / Qatar / Argentina / Palestine 2015
99mins / Arabic with English Subtitles
Tawfeek Barhom / Ahmed Al Rokh / Hiba Attalah / Kais Attalah
Based on a true story, The Idol follows the efforts of eventual Arab Idol winner Muhammad Assaf as he goes from a gutsy Gaza boy to a symbol of hope for Palestinians at home and abroad.