This BBC series is thought-provoking and real. In each episode we meet the ‘accused’ and their story plays out. In each one we are left to judge their actions and to think about what should happen to them next. A great programme to get you thinking about right and wrong and about our legal system.
A wacky weatherman is forced to relive one whole day over and over, until he gets it ‘right.’ This is a great film, it asks you to think about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ – great to get the mind working before an ethics lesson! Funny and thought provoking. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00005UL69/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00005UL69&linkCode=as2&tag=philosophyzer-21
A young boy is given a project by his new social sciences teacher: to think of something to change the world and put it in to action. Trevor’s idea is not to pay a favour back, but to pay it forward – paying forward three good deeds for the one someone did for him. Trevor’s idea not only brings a revolution to himself and his family, but to a huge circle of people.
A film to make you think, ‘what would i do?’ Set in Poland in WW2, Oskar Schinder – once a money-driven business man- turns his factory in to a refuge for Jews. Based on a true story, in which Schindler saved over 1000 people from Nazi concentration camps.
Billy Connolly’s life as a fisherman is destroyed when his boat is struck by lighting and his insurance company refuse to pay out, declaring it an ‘Act of God’. The fisherman is appalled, and takes it upon himself to sue God.
The Truman Show is a film to get you thinking about free will. Are we free or are our actions pre-destined or controlled? Truman’s life is a lie. He thinks he is an ordinary man, living an ordinary life. But his life is one of the biggest shows on TV, The Truman Show. His life and actions are filmed 24/7 and his family are nothing but actors. One day, he finds out the truth…
A film about life and death. When a man loses his wife to grief, he takes after her in to the afterlife. A strange but thought-provoking film about what happens to us after death.
Amy Trumpeter is a qualified teacher of Philosophy based in the UK and has been teaching Philosophy (A-Level and IB) since 2004. She has a BA in Religions and Theology and an MA in South Asian studies, including Indian Philosophy, from the University of Manchester.
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