School hosts Afghanistan film
School children were on the frontline when international film-makers took them on a war-torn journey at a film screening about Afghanistan, writes Szu Ping Chan. St Augustine s secondary school, in Oxford Road, Kilburn, hosted Afghan ambassadors last wee
School children were on the frontline when international film-makers took them on a war-torn journey at a film screening about Afghanistan, writes Szu Ping Chan.
St Augustine's secondary school, in Oxford Road, Kilburn, hosted Afghan ambassadors last week, including film director, Havana Marking.
Mr Marking answered questions about the film Afghan Star, which tells how contestants compete in an American Idol style show in a country where militants tried to kill people for making music.
Filmclub features a series of films about Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran to help pupils understand how people cope with living in war-torn countries.
You may also want to watch:
Filmclub, which offers thousands of free films to English schools, was launched at the school in February 2007.
English teacher, Cat Fitton said: "Filmclub's impact on St Augustine's is positive. It's one of the extra-curricular activities that doesn't discriminate.
- 1 Drunk and off-duty Met officer sentenced after assaulting man
- 2 Willesden Green residents oppose mosque's housing block application
- 3 Former Brent school boy Tom Dean beats Covid to win Gold at the Tokyo Olympics
- 4 Tokyo Olympics: Brondesbury Park pupils wish swimmer Tom Dean luck
- 5 View from the chamber - 'The recycling centre is just inside the new ULEZ boundary'
- 6 Wembley Football League supported by Raheem Sterling sees drama on finals day
- 7 Kilburn grandmother hears 'terrific bang' as bathroom ceiling collapses
- 8 Brent gang members convicted of shooting a man in Enfield
- 9 Tom Dean wins second Tokyo 2020 gold with 4x200m relay victory
- 10 Residents anger as fourth gambling casino approved in Willesden street
"Students are always willing to talk about films and they find it much easier to express their own opinions about films than they do about poems or books and yet, they are still using the same skills.