ICCL Human Rights Film Awards in Schools

The 'Human Rights Through the Lens' CSPE education resource is now available to download - please click the image above.

The resource draws on some of the human rights-themed films that made the shortlist of the 2009 and 2010 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards.

It is designed to encourage in-class discussion and reflection on human rights, and how film can be used to communicate and bring them to life.
Designed for the CSPE curriculum, the resource is also suitable for Religion, Geography, SPHE and Transition Year. It contains lesson plans based around three films by award-winning young Irish filmmakers, available to view via this website. As well as outlining discussion and classroom activities around the films, it provides suggestions for follow up activities and Action Projects. It also encourages students to take inspiration and make a film on an issue they are passionate about.

The resource pack has been produced with the support of Trócaire’s Mobilising for Justice Scheme and of  the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It was developed by Kathryn Moore, the ICCL and the PDST.

We hope that teachers using our new set of educational resources will encourage their students to turn their hand to making human rights-focussed films. We are therefore also launching a Human Rights Film Awards’ ‘Human Rights in Under a Minute Challenge’ – a new stream of the competition calling on young people to create their own 30-60 second human rights film. The winning film will join the shortlist for screening at our Awards gala in summer 2011, and will also enjoy TV and online coverage via RTÉ Young People’s Two Tube programme. See full details HERE.

For teachers interested in using film with their students, FÍS Interactive provide an excellent online Professional Development Course designed to guide you through the complete production cycle of making a film.

Visit www.fis.ie/interactive to find out more.
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