Use your voice: 'Where you live'


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What local stories have got you talking where you live?

Script to introduce the film

This is a film is a mix of short extracts about different local stories around the world.

From finding work in Cairo and extreme weather conditions in New York to slum evictions in Nigeria, these are short glimpses into people's lives around the world.

The people in the video talk about the issues that are important to them where they live.

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Which of the stories were most interesting to you? Why?

If you were in the same situation as some of the people in the film what do you think you would do?

Have you ever been in a situation like that? Did you tell anyone how you felt or what you thought? Did it make a difference?

What are the issues where you live? How do they affect you?

What things would you like to make better where you live? Why?

Are there good things happening where you live? Is it as important to talk about good things as difficult things?

Is it harder for children to have a voice than adults?

Are you already making your opinions heard? How?

What does 'Use your voice' mean to you?

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