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Projector: Urdu GCSE, AS and A2 Study Day (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

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Thursday, 20 November, 2014 - 00:00
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North West
Cornerhouse, Manchester

GCSE, AS and A2 Study Day: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Thursday 20th November 2014

10:30 - 15:00

Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Urdu

£6 per student, 158 places

Doors open to school groups: 10:15


Led by Sheraz Ali, Urdu Lecturer at the University of Manchester


Projector is a collaboration project between Routes into Languages NW and Cornerhouse Manchester. This is a year-round education programme, which uses film, moving image and contemporary art to enrich students’ learning and bring innovation to the classroom. Throughout the year we have a variety of MFL study sessions specially programmed to support GCSE students of French, German, Spanish and Urdu, all led by native language speakers.


Each of our study sessions use film as an exciting and accessible way to encourage students to use their language skills. Students will enjoy a specially selected film, screened in the target language with English subtitles. Sessions are supported by contextualising introductions, which provide information about the themes and characters of the film along with information about the film's director and place within film history and culture. Following the film, students complete language exercises based on the film using their new vocabulary.


Films are selected to complement GCSE specifications and provide excellent material for topic-based work and oral exam preparation.


Students will watch a full screening of the film and this will be followed by a series of Urdu GCSE and AS/A2 level language exercises based on the film's main characters and using the themes of home, family, self respect and cultural diversity. The film is in Hindi (spoken Urdu and Hindi are the same though both languages follow a different writing script). Study session activities will be only in Urdu with Urdu script.



Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (PG) (You Don’t Get Life A Second Time)

Dir Zoya Akhtar/ India 2011 /

155 mins / In Hindi with English Subtitles Katrina Kaif / Naseeruddin Shah / Hrithik Roshan


Three best friends since school decide to take a long pending vacation to Spain before Kabir gets married to Natasha. The one condition being that each friend has to undertake an adventure sport of his choice. During their road trip, they meet the beautiful Laila (Katrina Kaif), and the three men stand up to their biggest fears, and in the process, rediscover their friendship.