In my backyard

age 7 +

I live in the world. But the world is, first and foremost, what happens in my backyard. I would like to invite you here. Whether I live in a city or the countryside, in a rich neighbourhood or a poor one, or in a peaceful country or a country at war, I did not choose to be born here but this is my world. It shapes me and defines me in ways I cannot know, so will I be able to get away from it to free myself? Will I want and need to? There are visible borders (such as a wall, an edge or an enclosure) and invisible ones (beliefs, culture, a real or imagined danger, what my parents think and the ideas they pass on to me, the way people look at me because I live here) between me and the world. This film course invites viewers to discover how cinema addresses the issue of where we live. Each film has its own way of living in the world.

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96'

The Day of the Crows

By Jean-Christophe Dessaint
age 7+

A father named Courge lives with his son in a forest, far from civilisation. Raised without any knowledge of...

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75'

Corpse Bride

By Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
age 7+

This story is set in an Eastern European village in the 19th century. Victor is a son of newly-rich...

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75'

The Secret of Kells

By Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore
age 8+

Brendan is a 12-year-old boy living in the Abbey of Kells, which is ruled with an iron fist by his uncle,...

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