Tuesday 3 October 10:30am, Black History Season
Dir. Simon Rouby. France. 2015. 85 mins. Animation. French with English subtitles. PG.
2-year-old Adama lives in a remote West African village. One night his older brother, Samba, disappears. Defying the village elders, Adama decides to set off in search of him. With the steadfast determination of a child coming of age, he embarks on a quest that takes him over the seas, to the North, to the frontline of the First World War.
Suitability: Age 9+ Primary Years 5 and 6; Secondary Years 7-11
Subjects and themes: History, Geography, Citizenship, French, English, World War 1, childhood.
Shakespeare Focus: Makibefo
Tuesday 7 November 10:30am, Black History Season
Dir. Alexander Abela. France, Madagascar 2001. Malagasy / French with English subtitles. 15.
This screening celebrates the influence of Shakespeare on African film, as this intriguing tragedy is given a new twist. Makibefo is a stunning, mysterious re-telling of Macbeth set and shot on the island of Madagascar. Action and gesture take centre stage over dialogue, with Shakespeare’s text woven seamlessly into the narrative in the form of a griot-like observer.
Suitability: Years 7 – 13 (ages 11 – 19).
Subjects and themes: English, Media, Drama, Shakespeare.
To book, please email RAS Education Programme Manager Joanna Brown at email@example.com Tickets are £3.50 per student, free to all accompanying teachers.