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"This England"


By Battersea Technology College, Teacher J-P Gayford

Featuring: Voices - Caydian, Martynas, Anthony, Meyrem, Richard, Thomas, Kyle and Samantha. Production team - Manuela, Claudio, Ivo, Ricardo and Ligia.

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About this film

This film uses a speech from Richard II as a starting point. It is a speech in which John of Gaunt recognises the importance of England, its security (freedom from war and disease) and how beautiful it is. Our aim, in using a variety of voices and faces, is to make the viewer think about the diversity of modern England and about whether those virtues are still true. Year 12 and 13 Performing Arts and Media BTEC students produced the film. Music was helpfully provided by Nick Jew.

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Rebecca W
This a excellent piece of work and the director did an excellent job.

James
A thought- provoking view of our multi- cultural society. Stunning!

Karen
This is wonderful - a beautiful rendition of this classic speech which is simple and uses locations and voices to great effect. Magnificent

Lauren
The film was fantastic! So realistic, amazing the characters were great the beginning of the film was gripping and caught your attention immediately.

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