WELCOME TO HACKNEY ROOTS

Welcome to UK Jewish Film’s exciting, new, intergenerational teaching and learning resource Hackney Roots. Designed to be used in the classroom, youth club or simply at home with your family, the activities are based on carefully chosen film clips, still images and other stimulus material portraying Jewish life in Hackney and the East End.

Central to the project is a focus on intergenerational conversation and how film can capture and represent these dialogues. We hope Hackney Roots will inspire you to experiment with film as a way to create meaning, as stimulus to developing your critical, analytical skills and as a mode of personal, creative expression.

Educators’ Notes highlight curriculum relevance and offer guidance to using Hackney Roots with young people.

REPRESENTATION

Introduction:

The concept of representation

Family:

Sixty Six

Community:

The Vanishing Street

Rites of Passage:

The Bar Mitzvah Boy

IDENTITY

Introduction:

The concept of identity

Jewish London:

From Cable Street to Brick Lane

Religion:

The 10th Man

Culture:

Battle of Cable Street

GENRE

Introduction:

The concept of genre

Period Drama:

Sixty Six

Comedy:

The Bar Mitzvah Boy

Documentary:

The Vanishing Street

FILMMAKING

Introduction:

Activities for young people

Interviewing:

How to do an interview

Shot types:

Different types of shot used

Editing:

How to edit a film

OUR HACKNEY

Oral histories

Interviews with Jewish Hackney residents

Winning films

Young people’s perspective on Jewish life in Hackney

Young filmmakers

Celebrating young filmmakers’ achievements

FEEDBACK

We welcome your feedback on Hackney Roots so whether you’re a teacher, a youth worker or a young person, please let us know what you think as your views will help to inform further development of this and other UKJF education projects.

 

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