Teacher Training: Using Film in Class: Biopics

Fiona Pleasance, M.A. 

This seminar on using film in the English-language classroom will look at the Biopic (short for Biographical Picture), films which depict the life of a real person, past or present. Because these movies take existing personalities and events and view them through the prism of a fictional feature film, Biopics are subject to expectations about fidelity and authenticity in a way that most other films are not. That in itself makes them an interesting topic for further study.

Also, working with a Biopic in class allows teachers to talk about notable individuals and/or specific historical periods or contemporary situations.

This seminar takes a closer look at the Biopic in terms of its history and its genre. It also discusses the problem with Biopics and gives suggestions for different approaches and topics for discussion in class.

In cooperation with the RLFB Mittelfranken

July 1st, 2022 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm I Casablanca Kino, Brosamerstr. 12, 90459 Nürnberg I FIBS: M045-0/22/12 | Anmeldschluss: May 28, 2022. 

For more information contact programm@dai-nuernberg.de.

01 Juli 2022
9:00 - 14:30


Casablanca Kino Brosamerstr. 12 90459 Nürnberg