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Doreen’s War: Keep Smiling Through

Doreen’s War: Keep Smiling Through – Doreen was only 8 years old when World War 2 began. While many children were evacuated from London’s east end, Doreen stayed with her family in Plaistow and was homeschooled – even during the deadly Blitz between 1940 and 1941. Her best friend Marjorie had been evacuated to a different part of the country, but their relationship stayed strong and they’re still friends 75 years later.

Just before VE Day in 2020, this interview with Doreen recounting her memories of WW2 was recorded during lockdown conditions due to the coronavirus. Doreen compares how the nation felt then to how it feels during the pandemic.

This film includes an accompanying worksheet that can be used by pupils.

Extremists

Extremists – A back street brawl between two young men with extreme and opposing views – men who would never take the time to talk, to listen, to understand each other. And yet… a conversation begins. This provocative film reveals some challenging truths about prejudice, extremism and radicalisation, and shows that the best way to understand these problems is to talk.

The attached lesson materials featuring this film have been awarded the PSHE Association‘s Quality Mark.

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7/7

7/7 – On Thursday the 7th of July 2005, four bombs were detonated in central London – three on tube trains and one on a double-decker bus. 52 innocent people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the first ever suicide bombings in the UK. We speak to people whose lives were directly affected by the attacks and hear their testimonies, as well as perspectives from an Imam and an expert in the study of terrorism.

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Faith on the Frontline

Faith on the Frontline – Meet Imam Asim Hafiz – Muslim chaplain to the British Armed Forces during the drawdown process in Afghanistan. Here he talks about the challenges he faced trying to break down barriers between the British and Afghan Muslims. You can see the full length version of the film (25 minutes) here.

Courtesy of Breakthrough Media.

What is Jihad?

What is Jihad? – We hear the word “jihad” used all over the media, but what does it really mean? An Imam, a Muslim youth worker and a Muslim journalist describe what jihad means to them.

Haringey People: Joan

Haringey People: Joan was born in Belgium to Jewish parents in 1940, and was just 3 months old when the German Army invaded. She moved first to France and then escaped to Spain and was finally fostered by an American family at the age of 3 and lived in the USA until the age of 7 when she was reunited with her parents in England. Joan tells her story and talks about her achievements since.

This film was made by young offenders taking part in a film training course run by VividEcho and funded by The Big Lottery: Awards for All and Haringey Council.

Haringey People: Tim

Haringey People: Tim is an ex-Territorial Army soldier who drove a military ambulance during the Iraq War of 2003. He is now an Army Cadet instructor and helps to teach young people discipline and respect. He describes his experiences, and talks about his concerns for the young people in his community.

This film was made by young offenders taking part in a film training course run by VividEcho and funded by The Big Lottery: Awards for All and Haringey Council.

Juliet’s Story

Juliet’s Story – From child soldier to global campaigner. This is Juliet’s story.

Film courtesy of  War Child.

Education For All

Education For All – Education is a right for all, not a privilege for a few. In October 2012, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for publicly stating her belief that girls, as well as boys, are entitled to an education. Malala survived and received treatment in the UK for her injuries. This film was produced while she was still recovering in hospital to highlight the campaign for Global Education.

© The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

On September the 11th 2001, the USA was attacked by terrorists, leading to the deaths of 2,976 people. This film is a reminder of exactly what happened on that terrible day.