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Debate: Should Guns Be Allowed on Movie Sets?

Recently a cinematographer was accidentally shot to death on a movie set when the star of the film, actor Alec Baldwin, discharged a gun containing live bullets. The tragedy has highlighted the issue of safety during filming. Some say the quick pace of movie production means safety measures are often ignored, and special effects should replace weapons on sets. Others argue that realistic movie-making requires real weapons to be used, and strengthening safety protocols can prevent future problems. Listen to hear how a movie shoot turned deadly and then debate: Should guns be allowed on movie sets?


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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