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Creating with purpose


Demonstrating the power of technology to engage middle- and high school-age youth, Adobe Youth Voices provides breakthrough learning experiences using video, multimedia, digital art, web, animation, and audio tools that enable youth to explore and comment on their world. Learn loads more http://youthvoices.adobe.com/

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Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth


Produced by Youtube.

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The Story of Change


The Story of Change

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

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The Story of Stuff


Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.

 

A site that worth a visit http://www.storyofstuff.org/

 

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Learning How to Learn


Delicate, impressive, very touching. Which inspiring lessons we could teach from this story? Congratulations to Josh Burton and the great team who produced this beautiful work.

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Next by Barry Purves


William Shakespeare, without saying a word, gives a quick run through of all his plays in a very special audition. Fantastic.

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ANIMA MUNDI – Father and Daughter


Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

The film also received over 20 awards and 1 nomination and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Michaël. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.

Story plot

A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

The story can be seen as a metaphor. The father leaving on a boat signifies his death and the images of the daughter watching for him to come back is signifying her always thinking about him throughout her life. Towards the end when the now elderly daughter begins to travel through the overgrown, dried up riverbed is supposed to explain that she has died and is now travelling in the afterlife to see her father once again.

For more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_and_Daughter_(film).

This movie was watched during Teacher Sam Duncan’s lesson about cinema in ELT and the groups had the challenge of thinking about activities to go beyond, vocabulary, grammar topics and so on. Cinema is above of all ‘art’, a way of expressing our emotion and share ideas.

Some food for thought.

 

 

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