Category Archives: Film

Tintin Geographies from 1991

Looking back over the year there have been so many things I have wanted to spend more time working on – one of them was this idea of Tintin Geographies, which of course was prompted by the release of the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Exploration, Film, Just interesting, Lesson Resources, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Learning about China through film

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but given today the new leaders of China have been announced it seemed more apt. When I last taught my course on China I was asked by a student if … Continue reading

Posted in China, Film | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tintin Geographies: A glimpse of the past

Tintin, a young Belgian investigative journalist who travels the world and has amazing adventures, is one of the most successful comic book characters ever made. Originally starting off as a weekly installment comic strip in the Belgian newspaper Le Petit … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Exploration, Film, Just interesting, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Geography with Tintin: Exploration through comics

While watching the BBC’s Tintin’s Adventures with Frank Gardner  which attempts to trace the journey of the first Tintin adventure (available on iplayer at the moment) I began to think about how the books could be used in the classroom. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Exploration, Film, Teaching | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

China: A new view through a lens

After attending a recent film screening of amateur documentary film entitled ‘Brave Father’ held by the Chinese Film Forum UK I decided to buy a book recommended by one of the academics in the discussion that followed the film. The … Continue reading

Posted in China, Exploration, Film | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

UP: A Film review through a geographers lens

‘Up’ is a refreshing children’s animation film that not only addresses issues aimed at a young persons perspective, it looks at the bigger picture of how change occurs around everyone as they age though life on planet Earth. Beginning with … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Exploration, Film | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments