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Ted Talks: Beeban Kidron – The Shared Wonder of Film

by Jon "Law" Heredia


Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron, during one of her TED talks, invokes iconic film scenes — from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood — as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.

Missed the list of films? Here it is again for you to immerse yourself:

– Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951)
– Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)
– Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra (1939)
– Hotel Rwanda, Terry George (2004)
– Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
– To Sir, with Love, James Clavell (1967)
– Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
– Jaws, Steven Spielberg (1975)
– The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens (1959)
– The Great Escape, John Sturgese (1963)
– Shoah, Claude Lanzmann (1985)
– Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl (1935)
– The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming (1939)
– Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
– Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton (1991)
– Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Ron Howard (1995)
– Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in Gandhi, Richard Attenborough (1982)
– Eve Harrington from All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950)
– Howard Beale from Network, Sidney Lumet (1976)
– Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz (1945)
– Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)