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Barry Jenkins

A coming-of-age movie about family, rootlessness and uncovering who you really are: The viewer is invited into three stages of protagonist Chiron’s life. As a kid nicknamed “Little”, Chiron is picked on by his peers while he has to grow up without a father. As a teenager trying to survive school, he has to realize that his attraction to another boy seemingly sets him apart from his peers. When eventually the viewer meets “Little” for the third and final time, his life as a grown-up has taken yet another unforeseeable turn, begging the question: Who am I?

This film is suited for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to Social Studies.

· · 2016

Critical edition

Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins, A24/Plan B Entertainment, 2016. 111 min., FSK 12

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text