Activity 5

Movie corner

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates and learn about other films.

To what extent are the women in the films women of power?

Which film do you want to watch? Why?

Over to you!

Tweet an iconic inspiring woman

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 4
and / or
Activity 5

Find a woman who inspires you in the way she manages her public and private life. Write a tweet to express your esteem for her.

Don’t forget to create a dedicated hashtag for your tweet!

Suffragette, by Sarah Gavron, 2015
Suffragette, by Sarah Gavron, 2015.

Joy, by David O. Russell, 2015
Joy, by David O. Russell, 2015.

Your time to shine!

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a. In groups of four, select four movies in the list and create a wall entitled Empowerment movies that will inspire you.

Tip: You can use NetBoard.

b. One of you will comment the four works to advise future viewers.

Useful vocabulary: It is essential that you watch…
This movie is quite awakening because…
I am (not) keen on this film because...
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You are in charge of one movie from the selection.

Look for information about it on the Internet. When was it released? What is the plot? You can watch the trailer online.

To what extent are the woman / women in the film representing power? Why?

Useful vocabulary: This movie is the real story of...
It is based on true facts…
This is really insightful / thought-provoking.


  • inspirational /ˌɪnspɪˈrεɪʃənəl/ (adj.)
  • live up to one’s dream (exp.)
  • pay tribute to (exp.)
  • set a milestone (exp.)
  • admire /ədˈmaɪə/ (v.)
  • compromise /ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz/ (v., n.)
  • encourage (v.)

▬ Movie / series selection ▬

  • Norma Rae, by Martin Ritt, 1979.
  • Erin Brockovich, by Steven Soderbergh, 2000.
  • Mona Lisa Smile, by Mike Newell, 2002.
  • The Queen, by Stephen Frears, 2006.
  • Made in Dagenham, by Nigel Cole, 2010.
  • The Help, by Tate Taylor, 2011.
  • Suffragette, by Sarah Gavron, 2015.
  • Joy, by David O. Russell, 2015.
  • Hidden Figures, by Theodore Melfi, 2016.
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