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David Puttnam
At its best, cinema does retain a remarkable ability to speak to people of every age, from every background, and in ways that almost any other art form in popular culture struggles to compete with.
As intelligent and responsible filmmakers, working in a free society, we have a duty to ensure that our chosen medium is a force for good. Especially in this ever-more complex and difficult world.
There is no education system in the world - none at all - that's better than its average teacher.
My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.
Without any doubt at all, teacher quality is the fundamental differentiator. Not just, incidentally, of education, but I would argue, probably the biggest single differentiator of success for the nations of the 21st Century.
The most important thing I think teachers can do for young people is to make them inquiring, is to ensure that they know how to gather information, that they check information and they take their information from a multiplicity of sources.

News & Press

  • Dec19 Puttnam Scholars Screening

    Puttnam Scholars Screening
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  • Dec12 Lord Puttnam receives TK Whitaker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life at the 2019 Business and Finance Irish Business Awards

    Lord Puttnam receives TK Whitaker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life at the 2019 Business and Finance Irish Business Awards
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  • Nov21 Lord Puttnam speaks at Annapurna International School of Film and Media

    Lord Puttnam speaks at Annapurna International School of Film and Media
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  • Oct30 Lord Puttnam contributes article to The Times

    Lord Puttnam contributes article to The Times
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  • Oct30 Lord Puttnam makes intervention in Early Parliamentary General Election Bill Debate

    Lord Puttnam makes intervention in Early Parliamentary General Election Bill Debate
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  • Oct19 Lord Puttnam makes intervention in Brexit Debate

    Lord Puttnam makes intervention in Brexit Debate
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