Film: A Language without Borders (2018)

Is film a powerful tool for integration and shared experience in classrooms in migration societies? This was the focal point of the project, initiated in partnership by the Danish Film Institute, the British Film Institute (BFI) and Germany's Vision Kino – and supported by EU's Creative Europe.

The project aimed to understand how film can enable children and young people in schools to share, discuss and exchange understandings of different societies and cultures in ways unique to cinema. Sharing the vision of film's potential in education, the British Film Institute (BFI), Vision Kino and the Danish Film Institute were curious to develop the best model for using film in migrant integration.

Film is a language without borders, which travels easily and attracts audiences, tells stories and stimulates co-creation across nationalities, ages, gender and life experiences. At the same time, the countries of Europe share a commitment for groups of migrants and refugees coming as a result of social, cultural, economic and political change.

Read about the project and its results in these two reports:

Furthermore, all the study guides are available for free in English and German.  



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The British Film Institute (BFI)
Vision Kino, Germany
Danish Film Institute


Charlotte Giese
Special Advisor, Children & Youth
Tel. +45 2332 9030