Originally Posted by Comet
I am thinking of showing this to my 7th grade class, but haven't seen it since I was in 7th grade. Times have changed about what we can show and what we can't show. Anyway, I was wondering if the movie was appropriate for 7th graders (13-14 year olds)? According to IMDb, the movie has no rating...which scares me a bit. I would like to start this on Monday without having to go the route of a parent permission slip. Any help would be greatly appreciated
The story of the ships coming from war torn Europe delivering refugees to Palestine against the orders of the British administration was a courageous story.
However, it also calls attention to the fact that people aiding the Palestinian cause are using the same method of traveling in unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid trying to enter Gaza whose autonomy is contested by the state of Israel. The parallel is controversial to say the least.
Show them the movie Exodus but be prepared to answer some questions...