Don't know if any of you have seen this documentary, but it is pretty cool.
Cool enough to be forced upon the entire english staff as the "official" film to show this year. Unbeknownst to us newbies (me and my friend) who have already taught film earlier in the year... Anyhoos.
The film is about Philippe Petit who walked over a tightrope across New York's Twin Towers in 1974. Docu mainly done with dramatisations and flashbacks and interviews. Worthy to be taught... but I'm grumpy I didn't get a choice.
My class has reacted differently to me regarding the film. To me, I found it really upsetting to see someone dancing between the buildings because I remember the events of September 11 all too well. However, my students - bless their little cotton socks - barely remember the event. They were 7 at the time. Ergo the somewhat startling questions (and attitudes)
Miss, has anyone walked across since the film was made? (Film made in 2008)
Miss, did he fall off? (Petit gives interview in the film)
Miss, is the tightrope still there?
And the best... the suspicious... "How do you know?" to any answer given.
Sometimes, I wonder what on earth I am doing trying to educate them!!!