The Bioscope FILM + SCHOOL Series is a film awareness and appreciation initiative by the Bioscope Independent Cinema in partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa. The central aims of the initiative are to introduce young learners to the art of filmmaking, to spark interest in a wide range of topics and to encourage discussion.
Film is a powerful educational tool and the programming of the series has been designed to be as broad as possible to allow children an opportunity to engage in wide range of filmic genres and structures including fiction, documentaries and short and animated films. Through this programming strategy, learners will become familiar with the different modes of storytelling of the medium.
Using the films as a starting point, the screenings will involve discussions with the learners, encouraging them to interrogate both the subject matter raised in the films and the way in which the movie has been produced.