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The Blind Side
John Lee Hancock

In this film about racism, otherness and football culture following a true story, Michael Oher is a black orphan growing up in poverty. After making friends with another boy named Sean Jr., Sean Jr.’s parents decide to adopt Michael. While he does not excel academically, Michael’s protective instincts seem to be exceptionally developed, leading him on a path towards becoming an impressive NFL lineman against all odds.

This film is suited for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to Sports.

· · 2009

Critical edition

The Blind Side. Directed by John Lee Hancock, Warner Bros., 2009. 126 min., FSK 6

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

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  • Audiobook
  • Novel