Phoenix cinema and art centre in Leicester is celebrating Diwali this November with free film screenings for schools, colleges and home educators in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Our Reel India programme brings independent Indian cinema to young and family audiences, and from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 November we will be screening three films from the Reel India programme specially for schools and colleges, each with an introduction to put the films into context.
The films are in Hindi with English subtitles and have been specially selected to link with different aspects of the curriculum – such as Citizenship, Religious Education and PHSE – while giving educators an opportunity to engage their students in the Festival of Light and gain insight into Indian culture.
To book your free places please contact our Box Office, 0116 242 2800.
Wed 11 Nov, 10.30am, Gattu (U)
In a small town in central India, kite-flying is all the rage, with everyone competing to put the best kite into the sky. Everyone dreams of beating a mysterious black kite called Kali, but young Gattu dreams harder than most and sets out to prove that no matter what part of the sky you were born under, you can still take flight.
Thu 12 Nov, 10.30am, Kaphal: Wild Berries (U)
A beautiful and richly-layered story about two boys in a small Himalayan village, whose father returns from working in the city after five years away, much to their annoyance. A story about childhood, adulthood and the joys and responsibilities of both.
Fri 13 Nov, 10.30am, The World of Goopi and Bagha (U)
An animated film based on the children’s films of acclaimed director Satyajit Ray, inspired by the stories of his grandfather. Goopi and Bagha are two lovable but hopeless musicians and the least likely heroes ever to meet ghosts, marry princesses, stop wars and generally save the day.