EAST IS EAST

 

Work in groups of 3 choose a theme and produce an illustrated word document.

Be ready to give an oral presentation of your work too !

 

The characters:

  • The Khans

The family : how do they see themselves? What is particular about them and how does it influence their life?

  • Annie
  • The neighbours (Ernest, his grand father, Stella and Peggy)
  • The Shahs

useful links

 grid for the study of a character

Pictures : http://images.google.fr/ research "east is east"

The film cast:

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/452266/credits.html

 

 

The places mentioned:

Situate them on a map

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bradford
  • Salford

 

  • Find out about the origins of Pakistan. Give a few useful facts and figures about Pakistan

  • Explain George’s racism towards the Indians.

  • Why did he keep on listening to the radio in the Chip shop ? What was going on at the time?

 

  • Give a few fact and figures about Bradford

  • What is Bradford called in the film ? Why

  • Why would George like to move there with his family?

 

Useful links:

To find out about Pakistan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

about Bradford

http://www.bradford.gov.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford

 

about Salford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salford

 

 

 

The Seventies

  • Who was Enoch Powell (give a short biography)
  • What other references to the period do you have in the film (clothes, music , TV programmes, space hopper...)
  • What do you know about that period? In what way could  it make the relations between George and his children even more difficult?

Useful links:

the 60's,70's

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/years.htm

http://www.backdate.co.uk/

Summary of the main events and people as selected by The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Millennium/0,2833,247049,00.html

Enoch Powell

http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/P/Powell-E.html

 

 

Bollywood

  • What is it? 

 

  • Example in the film

What are the images of the film like? Why do the family like them so much?

How do they tie in to the themes of the film?

Compare and contrast them with the real lives of the family.

 

Useful  site

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollywood

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/sequence/0,2-3476,1-0,0.html

(see portfolio sonore on the right of the page)

 

 

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/annie.gwynn