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Teens React to Malala Yousafzai

This 2014 video is part of the Teens React to Public Figures series by Fine Brothers Entertainment (also known as FBE) is an American media company, founded by brothers Benny Fine and Rafi Fine. They produce the “REACT” series centering on groups of individuals reacting to viral videos, trends, video games, film trailers, or music videos. These include: kids react, teens react, elders react, parents reactIn this clip teenagers react to Malala Yousafzai’s story, her Nobel Prize speech, her being interviewed on the Daily Show. They are then asked: “so what do you think of this girl Malala”, “so she’s only 17 years old and has won the Nobel Peace Prize at 17, what does that make you think about”, “so many religions have this right wing side that can be exclusive and even sometimes violent, what are your thoughts on beliefs leading to those kinds of things”, “what do you think about Islam as a religion”, “so this is a very controversial issue that’s talked about a lot recently because of the rise of ISIS even though there’s been unrest for generations in that region. As a teenager living in the United States, how do you process when you hear about things like ISIS? What does that make you think”, “do you think there is anything the world can do to help make these situations better in any way”, “if you had the opportunity to ask Malala one question, what would you want to ask her?” and “hearing more about this story of Malala, what is a good take-away  to apply to your everyday life?” 

Discussion

Why is Malala famous? How do these teenagers react to her story?

How do these teenagers discuss Malala’s activism and what influences do they talk about?

Have you seen other videos in the “REACT” series? What is the appeal of these videos? Who do you think is watching these videos?

If you were to make a REACT video which group would you interview, what would you have them react to, and what questions would you ask?

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