PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Lives of children working in the Bollywood film and television industry (pt 2/3)

Kaajel Patel, a 20-year-old art student from Leicester, travels to Mumbai in South India.

Kaajel meets eight year old Afsha's family and visits her at home.

Then she goes to an acting school in Mumbai's biggest slum and talks to Baburao Laasaheb who runs it and joins in the dancing with his young performers.

In contrast, her meeting with 15-year-old Ulka Gupti, who is a familiar face to Indian audiences, makes her think about the meaning of fame and success.

This clip is from the series Children at Work: Bollywood.

Teacher Notes

Discuss with the class the expectations and opportunities for children in India.

Pupils could investigate equality and inequality in Indian society, making particular reference to slum life and the caste system.

They could also investigate religious tensions and divisions that exist between Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Hindus in India. Does this lead to greater discrimination?

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE. This topic appears in Edexcel, AQA, KS3 and GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland, and SQA National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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