Budding Sixth Form film directors speak to film top brass - The Solihull Observer

Budding Sixth Form film directors speak to film top brass

Solihull Editorial 26th Jan, 2017   0

BUDDING film directors from The Sixth Form College, Solihull went to a documentary screening at the cinema and got the chance to speak with the director and writer.

As part of their A Level Media Studies course, students went to see the documentary The Hard Stop, which was screened during National Schools Film Week.

The film is about the events that led to the riots across the UK in 2011, following the death of Mark Duggan.

This professional film helped students focus on key theories for their written examination and also provided them with some ideas for their coursework.

There was also an opportunity to participate in a short question and answer session with the director and writer of the documentary, George Amponsah (Writer and Director) and Dionne Walker (Writer).

Media Studies teacher Rasbinder Gill said: “It was great to take part in National Schools Film Week.

“This sort of hard-hitting documentary is a tremendous example of the sort of work we hope our students will aspire to produce.

“While they will not have the financial backing to produce something on that scale, the principles of good documentary making are the same and the students have some excellent resources available at College to produce excellent documentaries of their own, which will form a significant part of their final grades.”

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