Resource Title

Human Rights Through the Lens: a human rights education resource


This resource is designed to encourage in-class discussion and reflection on human rights, and how film can be used to communicate and bring them to life.

Resource Details


Designed for the CSPE curriculum, the resource is also suitable for Religion, Geography, SPHE and Transition Year. It contains three lesson plans based around three films by award-winning young Irish filmmakers.

  • Lesson 1:Tomato Soup
  • Lesson 2: 8 Things to Remember
  • Lesson 3: Gaza – Post Operation Cast Lead

As well as outlining discussion and classroom activities around the films, it provides suggestions for follow up activities and Action Projects. It also encourages students to take inspiration and make a film on an issue they are passionate about.

This education resource draws on some of the human rights-themed films that made the shortlist of the 2009 and 2010 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards.

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Download Human Rights Through the Lens PDF (570KB)

Lesson plans and more films from the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards are also available to view online via