Toolclip introductionIn this Toolclip you can explore potentials and hesitations when initiating dialogues on pressing social issues. It provides you with one film clip, discussion manual and debrief questions to engage your students in short peer-to-peer dialogues.
Video summary: Kenya and Tarrah struggle to find a common language to communicate around complex social issues. After misunderstandings within the group, the two have a clearing one-to-one conversation.
Possible points for discussion
- What were the human qualities of Kenya and Tarrah to enter constructive dialogue with each other?
- Is there a character in the film you identified with more than the others? If so, why/how?
- Have you ever been made aware that your worldview is rooted in a privileged experience? How did that make you feel? How did you respond?
Detailed suggestions for how to use in class can be found in the facilitator manual. You may also find it helpful to learn about our educational approach.
This toolclip comes from our toolkit American Textures Clips which explores topics and sections of the film. The film clip is an excerpt of our feature film American Textures (78 min) which applies intercultural learning and conflict mediation skills to intergroup dialogue.