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CLIP 3370

Choices - racial assault drama (pt 3/4)

Choices - racial assault drama (pt 3/4)
Key Info
  • Choices - racial assault drama (pt 3/4)
  • Duration: 04:47
  • Extract from drama 'Choices' in which a young Asian boy is the victim of a racist attack. Here, Denton confronts Charmaine, telling her she should go to the police and that if she doesn't, she shares Tony's guilt. When Denton realises that the revenge attack will be that evening, he again confronts Charmaine. She shows him Tony's shirt, and tells Denton that she is now getting menacing phone calls warning her off going to the police.
  • Warning: Deals with adult themes and contains language which some may find offensive.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Community Diversity and Identity

  • Keywords: violence, gang violence, street violence, crime, conflict, racism, responsibility, peer pressure, guilt, justice
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip sets up and sharpens the drama of Charmaine's dilemma, which can be used in class. Students can be encouraged to put themselves in Charmaine's position and discuss a way forward.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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