While watching the film
Note down the reason each person in the film gives for migrating
Note any new words
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What is the difference between a migrant and a refugee? Explain in a comment!
Decide whether or not you will leave your home country, based on the news below. Explain why!
1- There has been on-going fighting between two groups in the community. Although fighting remains localized, there have been increasing outbreaks of violence in recent weeks. People are afraid and are staying indoors as much as possible. Some people have temporarily moved to other parts of the country to stay with family or friends.
2- In recent weeks the unrest seems to be under control and gradually more people are venturing outside. The marketplace last weekend was busier than it’s been for months. Some people who moved away are gradually returning home. However others feel the situation remains unsafe. Last night there was a large explosion in the capital and the causes of this are still unclear.
3- Fighting is becoming increasingly widespread. The army has been sent on to the streets to keep order. The authorities have advised civilians against going to certain parts of the country. Some hospitals and schools have closed down due to staff shortages, as doctors and teachers are moving away to other parts of the country where it is safer.
4- People living in our small farming village are facing increasing poverty. Economic instability as well as crop failure year after year has hit the community hard. Other than farming, there are very few jobs. Many young people are moving away to find jobs elsewhere. Several of the people who have found work aboard are writing home that they are making more money than they would at home.
5- The economy of the country is undergoing a prolonged downturn and many fear the situation will not improve in the short term. Basic goods are becoming increasingly expensive. The future looks bleak as many young people and skilled professionals move away in search of better fortunes elsewhere, often leaving behind young children and the elderly. Some people from the village who have found work abroad are sending money back and this is providing vital support to their families.
6- After months of hardship, the first signs of economic recovery are on the horizon. Where shops a few months ago were all closed in the main square, new businesses are appearing. Some people who made money aboard and have now returned home. They have invested in a new college, the graduates of which it is hoped will bring new life to the village.