France - 2008
Philippe Lioret

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.

Learning activities include: listening activities, writing short paragraphs, reading comprehension exercises, conversation and role plays.

Topics covered include: social issues such as economic crises, immigration and discrimination; expressing opinions and values.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact Isabelle Le Bouder at privatetuition@afmelbourne.com.au.

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