On Thursday 15 March, Tarzan swings onto the big screen and forms part of Wilderness Film Festival, which aims to explore the relationship between humanity and the environment. Looking at themes of adventure, conservation and nature, the festival considers the varied definitions of ‘life’ and what it means to live. Taking place from 12 – 18 March, Wilderness has been programmed by second-year film studies students from De Montfort University in partnership with Phoenix.
Directors Kevin Lima and Chris Buck
An animated Disney classic integrating comedy, action, adventure and romance. A young boy raised by gorillas one day encounters a group of British explorers. Falling in love with the British explorer Jane, Tarzan faces the dilemma of choosing between integrating to society or remaining at home with his gorilla family.
The film will be introduced by students Phil, Robyn and Madeline and a child-friendly gorilla who will engage with the audience. The presenters will act as an escort for the gorilla, Mr Gregory, who will ask the children some questions to encourage debate for when they return to the classroom.
In partnership with a local fruit and vegetable trader from Leicester Market, teachers will be given a piece of fruit for each child who attends the screening to teach them about healthy eating, buying local to reduce your carbon footprint and food with their own compostable wrappers. Alongside this, an activity pack will be given to all children to take away with them after the screening.