Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Arabic
In this Arabic study day, students will be introduced to contemporary Arabic cinema through the screening of the film The Idol. Students will watch a full screening of the film which 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.
Through an introduction to 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 enhance students’ positive attitude towards Arabic learning and to enable them to develop the ability to communicate effectively in Arabic.
Led by Abdel Wahab Khalifa, Arabic Lecturer at the University of Manchester
Screening: The Idol (PG)
Dir Hany Abu-Assad/Netherlands, UK, Qatar, Argentina, Palestine/2015 /99mins/ In Arabic with English Subtitles
Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah, Kais Attalah.
Based on a true story, The Idol follows the endeavours 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.