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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
What scenes suggest that this sailor might not be fully prepared to be out alone? How difficult would it be to learn to navigate from the stars and horizon using only a sextant? Does he appear to have any backup plan?
Is it more difficult to feel empathy for a character that we know very little about? Who do you think he is writing his final letter to?
How do the filmmakers use the forces of nature to create tension? How does the actor express his emotion? Does the lack of dialogue make the viewer more involved? What other visual elements add to the action of the story?