What makes film interesting to know more about?
“To start with, there only a few people who don’t like film. Basically, everyone loves cinema. That is also because there are a lot of different genres of film from action to experimental arthouse films and documentaries that immerse you in a subject. At Eye, visitors are seduced into discovering a treasure trove of films which they otherwise might not have encountered quite so easily.
This is important, because film colours your perspective and plays a major role in how we experience the world. Think about it: you can recognise yourself in a film and it’s not for nothing that film is sometimes referred to as a slice of life. At the same time, we imitate what we see in films i.e. there is interplay between film and society. Contemporary themes such as diversity, gender and the climate crisis are easy to discuss on the basis of socially committed, idiosyncratic, funny and super exciting films, from animations to documentaries.
Film education teaches pupils and students about the richness of film and makes them curious about other perspectives. Because it expands their view of themselves, their immediate surroundings and the world as a whole. However, these are just a few facets of film education, because there is a great deal you can do with it!”