POSTED BY: mark monroe
CREATED: Monday, November 11, 2013
Ernest and Celestine is an animated feature film about a cross-cultural friendship between a mouse and a bear. The film appeals to adults and young children alike, and makes a well-placed addition to a French language curriculum. A class screening of Ernest and Celestine will encourage students of all ages to think about prejudice and friendship across social boundaries. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film provides an introduction to the core concepts of media literacy, prompting students to analyze the development and implementation of animated characters, and to examine the role of art in changing social norms.