Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Encounters at the Cornerhouse in Manchester


Image of Cornerhouse by Flickr user destinyuk* under Creative Commons license - many thanks !

Later this week, Encounters at the End of the World: the latest film by Werner Herzog is released. It was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year.

The Manchester Cornerhouse would like to invite you and your students to a one-off event organised in collaboration with Revolver Entertainment and The Geographical Association. We are pleased to present a full screening of Werner Herzog’s 2007 film Encounters at the End of the World (Certificate U) for students and teachers of GCSE, AS and A2 level Geography on Thursday 7 May at 11.00am. There will be 158 places available at a cost of £5 per student.

In his latest documentary, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog turns his lens to the quirky inhabitants of the remote Antarctic community, McMurdo Station. Encounters at the End of the World is a visually stunning exploration of human interaction with mother-nature.

To accompany the screening, Alan Parkinson from The Geographical Association will provide a handout and online resource (www.geography.org.uk) to enable students and teachers to work on themes related to the film back in school or college.

The film engages with themes included in many of the new Geography GCSE and GCE specifications including Extreme Environments and Living Geography. As a result we feel that this will be a useful and enriching event for your students to enjoy.

To book places, please contact Cornerhouse Box Office on 0161 200 1500 between 12.00pm and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Reservations must be paid for at least ten days in advance.


Resources will be available to download for free shortly.
Join the GA's NING, where they will be posted first, before going on the main website.

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