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FILMCLUB in Wales marks International Literacy Day

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 09:45 UK time, Thursday, 8 September 2011

Today, 8 September, marks the annual UNESCO International Literacy Day.

International Literacy Day poster © UNESCO

International Literacy Day poster © UNESCO

Each year on International Literacy Day, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. This year the event will focus on the link between literacy and peace.

In support of the day the education charity FILMCLUB, that recently launched in Wales, has established a global literacy film season.

This special season of international films seeks to highlight the importance of literacy in people's lives and the disparity of literacy levels across the world, while at the same time helping members to develop their own skills by writing film reviews for the website.

Schoolchildren belonging to the charity will be encouraged to watch, discuss and review specially selected titles ranging from Akeelah & The Bee, about an impoverished girl's exceptional talent for spelling, to Eleanor's Secret, The Class and Oscar-winning drama The Lives of Others.

Visit the FILMCLUB website for more about their work in Wales and browse the UNESCO site for more info on International Literacy Day.


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Laura. My name is Brychan Tudor. I am Wales Editor at ArtArtArt (www.artartartgallery.com). I met you at the launch of Wales' Museum of Art. I am trying to contact you regarding a series of events that I am co-ordinating in Wales over the next 8 months. Could you email me at [Personal details removed by Moderator]to discuss this. Thanks very much.


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