Social Justice Stories

building compassion, tolerance, and responsible citizenship through social justice narratives

Video Journal Writing Topics and Questions

Use evidence from the film to support your thinking.

  • Who is in the film? Whose voices are represented? Are there any perspectives that are missing?

  • Whose perspectives do you think the director/creator of the film favours? Why do you think that is?

  • What do you think the director/creator of the film wants viewers to think?

  • What do you think the director/creator of the film was trying to say when she/he picked this name for the film?

  • What do you think this film and the actions taken by those featured say about our ability to make choices?

  • What do you think of the choices people made in this film?

  • Who were the upstanders in this film/story? What are the qualities of the upstanders? Does he/she share any characteristics with anyone you know? Do you share any characteristics with these characters? How so?

  • Who were the bystanders in this film/story? What do you think the bystanders were thinking? If you were to verbalize their thoughts, what do you think they would be?

  • What are the values that we could learn to use in our own lives from watching this film?

  • How can we treat others differently after having watched this film?

  • How can we support those who have been treated unfairly?