Movie inspires learners

2018-03-20 06:01
Claremont High learners outside the cinema after watching Black Panther.

Claremont High learners outside the cinema after watching Black Panther.

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The popular new release Black Panther is not only making waves among adults, but it also won the hearts of Claremont High School learners who watched it on Friday 9 March.

After the school learned about the content of the movie, one of the teachers, Khanyisile Falake, thought it would help raise confidence levels among learners.

Falake took it upon herself to find a way of taking a group of 50 learners from grades 8 to 12 to watch the move and return with their reviews for their peers.

They managed to acquire tickets through donations from various stakeholders and with the assistance of local radio presenter, Koketso Sachane.

This movie tells the story of an African nation that is not only unencumbered with a history of colonialism, but by a great margin is the most technologically advanced country in the world.

The learners expressed their excitement over how they felt the movie portrayed a successful society with leadership roles “unlike most of the movies we have seen where the black youth is portrayed as criminals or in disadvantaged situations,” says Grade 12 learner Viwe Mbaza.

“We learned a lot about the variety of black cultures and that we are capable of doing anything we put our minds to.”

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