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 about various issues that effect people around the world.

From youth unemployment in Cairo to extreme weather conditions in New York and slum evictions in Nigeria people everywhere deal with big issues that affect them on a daily basis.

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

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email if you would like to download a copy of this film.

If you were in a similar situation to any of those shown in the film what do you think you would do?

Have you faced similar issues to any of those that were shown in the film? Did speaking out at the time help? How?

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

Do you feel that it is important to talk about these issues? If so, why?

Do you think that you can influence events by talking about these issues?

Have you ever talked about something that was affecting you? How did it help your situation?

If you could change anything about where you live what would it be?

What does 'use your voice' mean to you?

Do you think it is important to speak out? Why, why not?

Is it harder for young people to have a voice? Why, why not?

Are you already making your opinions heard?

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