This event looks at how youth and issues concerning young people are represented in film. We will explore how diverse cultural contexts shape the portrayal of the characters and their concerns. The session introduces the basics of film language and explores how meaning is created audio-visually. The morning is an interactive session with clips tracing the development from Hollywood ‘teen’ movies, through British youth films to world cinema titles such as Not One Less (China) and Tsotsi (South Africa). The afternoon includes an introduced full screening of a suitable film. This event is ideal for GCSE Film and Media Studies students, and for multimodal coursework in KS3 and GCSE English. A teachers’ resource pack is included.