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Teachers' Notes

This website offers a wide range of materials and activities designed to stimulate debate and encourage consideration of the issues raised in the film.

The resource is particularly useful to Media, Film, Art and Design and Citizenship students in the 14-19 sectors. Sections include a timeline, offering useful context information for the period including political and social changes that helped to shape the Iran Marjane (the principal character) inhabits. Key scene analysis asks students to consider questions of representation, consequence of action as well as touching on broader issues of citizenship. The distinctive style of the film's animation is also explored looking at the relationship between directorial intention and the choices made during production.

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