Human Rights Through Film

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Website

Amnesty International has developed a range of teaching resources to accompany film screenings of films including: Slumdog Millionaire, Blood Diamond, The Kite Runner, Hotel Rwanda, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Good and Persepolis. Examples include:

  • Blood Diamond (15+) A comprehensive teaching resource including lesson plans, drawings by child soldiers and much more to support an indepth study of the film and the issues it raises.
  • The Kite Runner (12+) Additional companion guide including activities and lessons to engage students in a discussion of complex issues such as ethnic diversity, gender inequality, and the interplay between upper and lower socio-economic and political classes in Afghanistan.
  • Hotel Rwanda (12+) Three lessons and various activities for teachers to use in conjunction with a screening of the film.


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