Chapter 14: “Teen Commentary & Credits”

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Quotes From The Film

  • “We have the voice for those who don't have a voice. So, we have to be an example for the rest of the world to say that we have to stand together. And we can. We're here for each other.”

— Nandi Maravanyak

  • "When looking at this issue of quotas, it is important to look at the objective numbers, but it's also important to have empathy and to put yourself in their shoes."

— Aaron MacDonald

Put Yourself in Their Shoes:

In the film Nandi says, 

     "We have a voice for those who don't have a voice."

  • What does she mean by that?


In the film Miriam says, 

     "It's really important for people to be educated on the topic because it repeats itself in history ... 

      with people seeking refuge from the extremists, and they're just trying to come to a place that has religious freedom 

      ... where they can feel safe.”

  • What does she mean by that and what are some examples?


Rayahah says, 

     "I believe that the true Americans are the Native Americans... Other than that, we're all refugees and originally 

      immigrants. So, what right do we have to refuse entry to those refugees in need of new homes?"

  • When she says that all Americans are immigrants, what does she mean by that?


Evan says, 

     "When looking at this issue of quotas, it is important to look at the objective numbers, 

      but it's also important to have empathy and to put yourself in their shoes."

  • What does empathy mean?


Joseph says, 

     "Knowledge is power."

  • What does he mean by that?

  • Does knowledge require action?

  • What action might you take?

What Can I Do?

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