German Film Day 2016 & QFT

On Tuesday 4th October twenty-two of Grosvenor’s enthusiastic AS and A2 German students made their way to the Queen’s Film Theatre where they attended a German Film Day organized by the Northern Ireland Centre for International Language Teaching (NICILT).

The film, entitled ‘Almanya’, provide particularly worthwhile as it was relevant to several of the topics that the pupils have and will be required to study at various stages during their A Level course.

Written and directed by Yasemin Samdereli in 2011, this award-winning film focused on the life of a large Turkish family living in Germany and the trials and tribulations that were sent to test them. Issues such as cultural identity, family loyalties and life-long dreams came into question in this film, steeped in comedy and drama.

The film itself was followed by a workshop facilitated by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics from University College, Dublin, which again proved most beneficial in helping to embed the relevant themes and issues that arose during the film.

Many thanks to the QFT for staging such a valuable event, as well as Grosvenor’s own Head of German Mrs Fiona Dorman who organized GGS’s attendance on the day, as well as accompanying the students herself throughout the event. 

Grosvenor's AS Level German students, pictured alongside Head of German Mrs Dorman, who attended the German Film Day 2016 at The QFT on Tuesday 4th October.