Posted on Saturday, 21 October 2017 at 10am
by Rachel Walls. See more of my posts here.
I’ve been browsing what’s on at this year’s Leeds International Film Festival, and thought this may be a great opportunity for students to have an alternative day/night out which is relevant to their studies!
Child and Family Studies students may be interested in the portrayal of childhood in The Florida Project, an American movie about a child living in a motel with her mum who’s struggling to make ends meet. A retrospective screening of Red Riding 1974 may also be of interest as it looks at the investigation by a Yorkshire Post reporter into the disappearance of a school girl. Normal Autistic Film looks at autism in a new way which may appeal to Learning and Teaching students, especially those studying the SEN pathway.
Professional Studies students studying the animal/human/machine binary or Science Foundation Year students might be interested in Jane, a documentary about an animal rights worker, or Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement. Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies students may be interested by The Breadwinner, about a young, talented girl living in a Taliban area of Pakistan, or The Gospel According to St Matthew, which uses dialogue directly drawn from the Bible.
I’ve not mentioned all the topics of interest here – it’s a just a few I spotted – but there really is something for everyone. Do have a browse and make the most of this fantastic festival!