3.9 Assessment First Scene: The first scene of the film the Lady, directed by Luc Besson is set in 1947 Burma, it’s the assassination of General Aung San and 6 other cabinet members, including the generals brother in the parliament building where they were discussing Burma’s future and democracy. On 1947 April 9th, Burma […]

A Life Less Ordinary   When I was younger I was part of the 0.8% of people suffering from selective mutism, a disorder with which people aren’t just shy, they actually can’t speak to most people, even though around others like their family they are completely fine and capable of talking. Selective mutism is usually […]

“The characters we respond to most sympathetically are those who experience both suffering and triumph.”   The book ‘Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick is creative nonfiction and set in North Korea during the 1990’s famine, or as they called it the ‘arduous march’. The book is named after a popular North Korean song which […]

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