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Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Flying through Film: Billy Elliot

Be inspired by a Northern English working-class lad who defies the odds! This lesson explores the theme of Poverty and Social Class in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover how Billy pursues his love of ballet despite his family’s poverty during the UK miners’ strike of the 1980’s. Be moved by the way Billy’s community rallies behind him and his remarkable talent. Join us and learn how to analyse the film techniques Daldry uses to develop this theme.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 14 min
Series: Flying through Film: Billy Elliot

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