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Questions for "First to Stand"

  • As the write-up notes, this film is about committed human rights activists. There is the feeling that promoting their actions will encourage others to also become activists and be engaged in what Judaism calls “tikun olam’’--“repair of the world, to make the world more just, peaceful, tolerant, and equal, through acts of charity, kindness, and action. Do you think this belief is realistic?

  • How can we make the work of these activists better known?

  • While watching a film sometimes we don’t notice the music. Did you hear the music towards the end become more upbeat with the release of Raif Badawi?

  • What other individuals should be honored with a documentary for their dedication to civil/human rights? Discuss.

  • What is the best way to honor such heroes?

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