26 x 2-3” films under the banner of A-Z of Religion & Beliefs for KS3 students for BBC Learning.
Did you know that in India cows can walk wherever they want? Or that Kosher rules out crabs?
This series gives a unique look into the history and traditions of religions in all their forms. Fully animated and designed, peppered with photo and illustration cut-outs; the film uses real world representations to not only centre the animation, but to bring a maturity to it that allows its appeal to span a range of ages. Carefully using humour where appropriate and sensitivity where it is needed, the result is a balanced educational piece, providing a brilliant source for the classroom.
From Atheism to Zoroastrianism – we’ve got this covered!
Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Producer: Anita Norfolk
Director of Animation: Nandita Jain
A series of 6 x 5′ animated films for BBC Learning, based on the most interesting and unusual folktales from around the world. The series includes a story about the origin of the night from Brazil, a story about a Punjabi King who allows himself to be fried and eaten for breakfast each day in return for an unlimited supply of gold and a story from Israel about the importance of personal choice and individuality. Other stories, as part of this series come from Iraq, Pakistan and Nigeria.
The films are aimed at Literacy students at Key Stage 1 and provide an engaging way to inform children about different countries, cultures and storytelling traditions. They also provide a great starting point for discussions and constitute an invaluable and versatile resource for further learning across the curriculum, including … Read More »
An inspirational music teacher, Adam Ockelford, patiently and gently unlocks the potential of a number of severely autistic children, some with little or no speech. He coaxes them to greater and greater musical achievements by unraveling the chaos of sounds in their heads. His piano lessons bring order and a sense of achievement to their difficult and anxious lives. Over the course of a year he will set himself the huge challenge of preparing them for a public concert, which he feels will have an incredible impact on their self-esteem. This 1 x 60″ documentary will follow him and the children.
Romy (12) and Freddie (13), both profoundly autistic, had their lives completely changed thanks to Adam Ockelford. Both children have ‘Perfect pitch’, as many autistic children do. ‘Perfect pitch’ is the ability to play by ear. … Read More »
Set in the sprawling suburbs of Valencia (Venezuela), The Children Of Las Brisas is a poetic and observational documentary capturing the struggle and transformation of a group of young musicians striving for a better life through classical music. This 1 x 90″/60″ film narrated by the children and their families and filmed over the course of five years, is an intimate portrait of the dedication, the risks and pitfalls of following a dream whilst being in the clutches of poverty.
In the late 70’s a small but influential group of musical thinkers started a programe that would become the international phenomenon known as El Sistema (The System). The programe consists of rigorous musical training and gives children with no opportunities the chance to become musicians.
Venezuela has one of the highest inflation rates in the world. … Read More »
Nothing to Envy is a feature length animated film about life inside one of the most impenetrable and brutal regimes in the world. Told through the stories of defectors, this film will combine testimony with rich and vivid animation to provide an unprecedented insight into the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
North Korea remains the most inaccessible – and the most unfilmable – place in the world. A country that bans foreign journalists and restricts movement, it has hitherto been impossible to capture the reality of what has occurred here since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was established in 1948. Since that time reports have emerged of atrocious human rights abuses and widespread poverty and famine. It is a country that affords its citizens little in the way of pluralism and freedom of expression, with one … Read More »