Friday 18 October 2019,
9.30AM - 3pm
Location: University of Sheffield
Year group(s): 8
At this event, students will have the opportunity to watch the film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' and explore how it functions as an allegory for racial segregation in the United States in the late 1940s.
The film, which sees human actors interact with animated cartoon characters, tells the story of Roger Rabbit, a cartoon character framed for the murder of Marvin Acme, the owner of Toon Town in Downtown Los Angeles. To help clear Roger's name, private detective Eddie Valiant is hired to investigate. Throughout the film, cartoon characters are representative of black Americans, scapegoated and oppressed by a harsh system of formal laws and informal prejudice that favours white middle-class America.
Students will work in groups to explore how these themes are developed in the film and examine the historical context on which the story is based.
Spaces available: 40
Deadline for applications: Friday 4 October 2019
Tel: 01904 324635