CHAPTER 3 - How Do Germans Face Their History?
3.3 Human Rights - How Does the Past Affect the Present? Schwarzfahrer
Resource 3.3.2 Post Viewing Questions 1. Who are the main characters in the film? 2. In what city does the action take place? 3. In what decade does the film take place? How do you know that? 4. What does the old lady say to the other passengers? 5. Does anybody agree with her? How can you tell? 6. What do the other passengers do/say? 7. Which nationalities does the old lady mention when talking about foreigners? 8. The only one who responds to the tirade of the old woman, is a Turkish boy. He speaks Turkish. What does he say to her? 9. How does the old man react when the adolescent listening to music gets on the tram? 10. What kind of feelings and thoughts does the old lady show towards foreigners? Give examples. 11. In your opinion, how do the others on the tram feel about foreigners? Give reasons. 12. What happens to the old lady’s ticket? 13. Who is really the “black rider”? 14. What does the title of the film really mean? 15. What do you think of the ending of the film? 16. What stereotypes are presented in the film? 17. Have you heard anyone in your community say things like the old lady on the tram? Who? Give examples. 18. Could something like this happen on a bus or tram in your community? Why/Why not? What would be the same? What would be different? 19. Is there anything in this film that you react to in a negative way? In a positive way? 20. What would you do if you were a passenger on that tram?
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