With new arrivals in every area of the UK, running a film club can be used as a fantastic way of aiding integration and providing a fun, safe and inclusive learning environment. By running a UK-wide inclusion project kindly funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we have researched best practice for Into Film clubs with members newly arrived into the UK.
This resource highlights the discoveries we made from our inclusion project by looking at popular and impactful films as well as including further films that compliment the themes in this resource. The resource provides tips for the arrangement of an Into Film club, suggestions for film reviewing, and activities to enhance and support screenings.
There are activities suitable for all abilities and we hope that what we have provided will stand as a good starting point for you to work with your particular cohort, enabling you to choose the sections that will work best for you. We start by focusing on an easier film and move on to more challenging choices
for older groups throughout the resource.
For each film included in this resource, the following activities are provided:
• Discussion questions, which you can ask your group before and after watching the film. These questions will be linked
to themes of ‘Identity and Belonging’ and focus on various elements of film known as the 3Cs and 3Ss: character,
colour, camera, sound, setting and story.
• A filmmaking activity.
• A post-screening activity.
• A more challenging extension activity.
• Where relevant, worksheets are provided at the end of this resource to print and photocopy for students to work on.