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Drama-documentary 'The Class'

Drama-documentary 'The Class'
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Key Info
  • Drama-documentary 'The Class'
  • Duration: 06:52
  • Director Laurent Cantet discusses his film 'The Class', revealing how he worked in a real school to create the true atmosphere of a classroom. He talks about how it was cast from real school children and describes 'The Class' as a microcosm of society and all its issues. He reveals some of the processes of interpretation and teachers give their feedback on the film and the way that it reflects their experience. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Creative and Media

       Topic:

    Film

  • Keywords: representation, film, documentary, audience, classroom, cultureshow, Laurent Cantet, style, school, children
Ideas for use in class
  • A study of technique and fly on the wall documentary style. Comparative study of school films e.g. 'To Sir With Love' or 'Kes'.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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