Tradition and progress

Tradition and Progress looks at the role of tradition in the modern world, both in a positive sense but also ambivalent, and asks if habit holds back progress. The films will provide the platform to address tradition and examine if it interrupts the flow of modernity and progress, whilst also looking at the consequences on our health and heritage. The theme will develop pupils understanding the power that film has in telling important stories and raising awareness of particular issues and provide a voice for memories and experiences. The topics also allow focus on how the media is now used to shape and inform us, addressing the ways social media has currently changed how we view our world.

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The Door

Based on the monologue A Whole Life Written Down on Doors, the Testimony of Nikolai Fomich Kalugin by Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, ...

1 film
3 lesson plans
9 worksheets
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The Door

topic: Tradition and progress
1 film
3 lesson plans
9 worksheets

We put her on the door, the door that my father was laid out on, the door that I had to steal from my own apartment. We didn't just lose a town, we lost our whole world.


Themes & Topics

Shortcut offer a catalog of European short films on the vod platform available to all registered educational institutions. The films were selected according to a thematic key created for the competences that today's youth may need most in the face of the challenges of modern Europe

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