Maggie Hoffgen will present an interactive study day during which students will complete AS/A2 level language exercises. Discussion will focus on themes of education, young people’s rights and responsibilities and relationships. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on the film and consider their own personal reactions to political and social issues.
Screening: Die Welle (15)
Dir Dennis Gansel / Germany 2008 / 102 mins / In German with English subtitles / Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt
A high school teacher’s unusual experiment to show his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when their movement takes on a life of its own. Dennis Gansel’s politically-charged drama is adapted from Morton Rhue’s novel, itself inspired by real events in a Californian High School in the 1960s.