POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Batkid Begins is a documentary film about a young boy who wants to be batman for a day, and a community that comes together to make his wish come true. A class screening of the film may complement a health, social studies or media literacy curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will encourage students to think critically about strength, creativity, and what it means to be part of a community. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the definition of compassion, what makes a superhero, and the role that media plays in contemporary storytelling.