The film explores the rights and wrongs of some of life’s biggest questions. Captured as beautiful and engaging short documentary portraits, these powerful and thought-provoking real-life stories present students with personal perspectives on important issues in religion, morality and ethics; based on major themes explored in Key Stage 4 Religious Studies and Ethics lessons.
From whether it is okay to have an abortion – through to thoughts on the death penalty and euthanasia, the film poses stimulating questions such as: , ‘Is assisted suicide murder or is it kind to relieve those that are suffering?’; ‘When does life begin?’; and ‘Is it ever right to start a war?’.
Students are encouraged to think critically and discuss the positions they personally occupy, relating them to their own beliefs and experiences. The film includes representatives of different faiths and religions … Read More »
This documentary series is an ambitious pan-European co-production, filmed in the 15 countries of the European Union and also in the USA, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Albania, and Kosovo.
Using the well-known Mosaic Method a method developed across a number of major documentary productions, Mosaic Films worked with 45 filmmakers producing the material, which makes up the final twenty half hours. One filmmaker Yseult Digan, filmed a remarkable “double” – two half hour stories about French squatters in south London. The episodes are called Squatville and Loveville.
Other filmmakers have been involved in shooting a variety of fascinating subjects, from Wanderlust, in which we see German families buying up properties in Sweden and Portugal, to Greek and Pleasant Land, in which an Englishman tussles with his Greek neighbours over developing his land using EU grants. We go inside the EU … Read More »
The United Kingdom as seen through the eyes of its occupants, ranging from amateur to professional filmmakers.
United Kingdom was commissioned by Jeremy Gibson, Head of TV Features at BBC Bristol. Like Russian Wonderland, it was commissioned without a single story idea attached to the proposal.
The producers were charged with the responsibility to fill 410 minutes of airtime with a number of stories of lengths between 1 and 60 minutes, shot by filmmakers across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. The production period of nearly eighteen months included a development period of six months. In that time Mosaic built up a database of more than 350 filmmakers ranging from recent graduates of media courses to experienced technicians looking to broaden their production expertise, and received more than 500 story ideas from filmmakers.
In all, forty filmmakers worked on nearly fifty … Read More »