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Description

Short extract from the film 'Some Dogs Bite', which follows a group of vulnerable young people on their journey to find some stability and security in their lives. We are introduced to three brothers, H who is 18; Casey, 14 and baby Severino. The three brothers have been split up after their mother’s death. Casey is in care, Severino has been fostered with a view to adoption, and H is living alone in his mother's flat. Casey is determined to keep the family together – running away from care, he snatches Severino from the baby's foster parents, steals H's stash of money and posts the cash to a PO Box in Inverness in the north of Scotland. His goal is to find his estranged dad, who moved back to Inverness years ago. To ensure his older brother's help on the journey, Casey makes sure H will need to sign for the money. If H wants it back, he’ll have to join them on their road trip north. At first H wants nothing to do with it, but, realising he must follow Casey or lose his money, he becomes part of the fugitive group.
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First broadcast:
10 November 2010

Classroom Ideas

This clip is the first in a series of ten. After watching the clip, students could be split into two groups. Ask one group to try and imagine what the back story of H, Casey and Severino might be. What has happened to their mother? Who might their fathers be? What circumstances could have driven Casey to take the drastic action he does? Ask the other group to image what the future may hold for the two boys and their baby brother. How do they think the story will evolve and what options do the brothers have? Ask the two groups to present a top ten list of predictions ahead of watching the remaining clips. Compare how accurate the students were at guessing the story behind the clip and compare their versions with the actual outcome.