From 9 February to 11 March 2015, the Pirelli Foundation will be hosting a series of lessons for middle school and secondary school teachers in the Milan area regarding World War I. Entitled “CINEMA & STORIA 2015 | La grande guerra. Immagini, racconto e interpretazione tra cinema e storia“ (CINEMA & HISTORY 2015 | The Great War. Images, stories and interpretations of film and history), this course for practicing teachers is being organised by the ISEC Foundation and by Istituto Lombardo di Storia dell’età contemporanea in collaboration with the Pirelli Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
The purpose of the course is to provide an updated overview of the history of World War I, while taking a closer look at aspects that are less well known, such as the role of women, a pictorial history of the war as it unfolded, and the problem of prisoners and refugees.
The lectures, which are to be held at the Pirelli Foundation, and seminars held by university instructors are to be accompanied by viewing of films and presentations and commentary by experts in film history. These films are to be shown in the morning at MIC and are open to all classes. Groups of students in their final year of secondary school may also attend the lessons while spaces last.
Attendance of the lessons and viewing of the films is free of charge.