We had a thought provoking cinematic experience on Friday. The GTC Scotland HQ in Edinburgh was transformed into multi-screen cinema for the afternoon, complete with popcorn!
The event was run by the GTC Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and Lansdowne Productions with the aim of exploring a new teaching resource called ‘Learning Through Film’. The resource is based on 10 short documentary films that make up The New 10 Commandments, a feature length film that looks at the meaning of Human Rights in Scotland. Created by artists and filmmakers such as Tilda Swinton, Irvine Welsh and Douglas Gordon, these films use powerful images to explore hard hitting Human Rights issues including:
- Right not to be tortured
- Right to liberty
- Right to privacy
- Right not to be enslaved
- Right to freedom of thought
- Right to life
- Right to freedom of assembly
- Right to asylum
- Right to freedom of expression
- Right to a fair trial.
We were split into four groups and given one of the short films to watch and then discuss, before coming together for a panel discussion with the facilitators and Human Rights organisations. We were delighted that a group of 5th year pupils from the local high school were able to join us for the afternoon.
For more information about this new resource, visit www.learningthroughfilm.co.uk.
Hugh thank you to GTC Scotland for organising such a dangerous event!