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Updated: Dec 1, 2020

‘The degree of impact a film can leave on its viewer, as well as a film’s value as a record and product of its time, are both part of the reason why films can be educational in ways few other media can. They provide a gateway for the exploration of complex ideas and in many ways naturalize their viewers to different ways of seeing than their own—a quality film shares with literature. Film is also a leveller in the sense that children and viewers in general find they can relate to it in some way, irrespective of their socioeconomic backgrounds and/or learning abilities, beyond just words or dialogue.’

-from the Introduction, Thinking with Films.

Drawing from a selection of short films and film clips freely available in the public domain, this resource encourages its users to connect the dots, engage with issues that concern humanity, and paraphrasing Ritwik Ghatak’s unforgettable words—to ‘practise thinking’.

Download the module here.

Film Module
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