This video continues to explore the theme of migration and explores ways in which we can show empathy and support for those who are fleeing war and persecution. It looks at the street Artist Banksy and the artwork he created on the side of his rescue boat off the Libyan coast.
Activity 2 asks students to consider their own artistic response to the plight of Asylum Seekers and Refugees and to create a design brief for their own piece of artwork. This could be a stand alone task or could be extended over a number of lessons so that students are given the time to create their artwork in full.
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Dr Sita Thomas is a Welsh-Indian theatre and film director, and is a children’s television presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick examining issues of cultural diversity in the performance of Shakespeare in the UK, and Masters in Movement Directing and Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Sita has directed and produced multiple series of educational film resources for National Theatre with topics including movement in theatre and Shakespeare. She has hosted panel discussions at National Theatre and led workshops on the work of Caryl Churchill and her play Top Girls. Sita facilitates drama and storytelling workshops for schools and community settings across the UK, and is a guest lecturer at multiple universities and drama schools.
Sita is on the boards of Young Vic and Emergency Exit Arts, and the advisory groups of Refugee Week and Movement Directors’ Association.