Slumdog Millionaire -- The Story Behind the Movie
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 17, 2009
AwesomeStories.com today announced the release of "Slumdog Millionaire -- The Story Behind the Movie," a primary source reference library that provides historic and current context for the Oscar-winning film.
Visitors to http://www.awesomestories.com/flicks/slumdog-millionaire can take a virtual visit to the slums of Mumbai, see pictures and view videos of the places where the film was made, and discover what caused the riots in which Jamal Malik's mother was killed.
Over 70 links strung through eight cohesive, easy-to-read chapters bring visitors directly to primary source materials and allow them to go as deep as they want into related subject areas. Designed both for academic and casual research, the site links primary source material on everything from the cultural and geographic history of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) to the meaning of Jai Ho! -- the Hindi-Spanish Oscar-winning song of the year.
For more backstory, visit visit http://www.awesomestories.com/flicks/slumdog-millionaire.
Launched in 1999, AwesomeStories.com is a gathering place of primary source materials for educators and individuals seeking original material from organizations such as national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.
Awesomestories.com covers a wide variety of topic areas including biographies, movies, literature and historic events and compiles links to original materials such as text, photos, illustrations, videos, news stories and music in cohesive, readable context that is easy to navigate. This educational teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension, understanding and enjoyment.