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Billy Elliot in Context

Literary Contexts

England in the mid-80s was a time of widespread industrial action and social unrest. Striking miners picketed for their jobs, while the gay community fought for their rights. This video explores the historical events and changing social attitudes and gender roles that inform the film ‘Billy Elliot’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to Senior English students studying the film.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min
Series: Literary Contexts
Printable Resources: Yes

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