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THE BUTLER

 

THE FILM - TEACHING

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THE FILM

 

The Butler (full title Lee Daniels' The Butler)[3][4] is a 2013 American historical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong,
and featuring an ensemble cast.[5] Loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, the film starsForest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines,
an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.[6][7] ...
The film begins in 2009, where an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting in the White House.
Gaines was raised in a cotton plantation in 1920s MaconGeorgia, by his sharecropping parents..." 
See Historical accuracy

(Wikipedia)


Official website

(weinsteinco.com)

'The Butler' History: Lee Daniels' Film Told Through A Black Lens
(huffingtonpost.com)

MORE resources for 'The Butler'
(teacherblog.over-blog.com)

Le Majordome : Ode à l'américaine
(zerodeconduite.net)

 

 

 

 


 

 


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TEACHING

 

Sites chosen by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz) for her students before watching the film:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butler

1. White House : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House

2.Dwight D. Eisenhower :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_National_Guard_and_the_integration_of_Central_High_School

Ruby Bridges: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Bridges

3. a sit-inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_sit-ins

4. Eugene Allenhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Allen

butlerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler

maître d' : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%C3%AEtre_d%27h%C3%B4tel

5. John F. Kennedyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Address : Civil Rights Act of 1964

6. Martin Luther King, Jr. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

7. Freedom Riders : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Riders

8. Black Panthershttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panthers

9. Jesse Jackson : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson

10.  Ku Klux Klan  

11. the war in Vietnam : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War

12. Oprah Winfrey : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey

13. Civil Rights Movement :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_(1955%E2%80%931968)

14. Malcolm X : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X

15. Emmett Till : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till

       Mamie Till: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamie_Till

16. Jim Crow laws: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws



The Butler - une fiche pédagogique
(e-media.ch)