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• To understand life situations with a view to constructing
   a moral frame of reference.

• To have participants reflect on the many facets of
   responsibility, as it affects them and others.
• To have participants reflect on their responsibilities at
   home, at school, in their community and in the world.
• To have participants to reflect on notions of accountability.
• To improve spoken and written language.


ACCOUNTABLE
A person who is accountable accepts responsiblity for what they have done and must be able to reasonably explain their actions.

ACTIVIST
Anyone who believes firmly in political and social change and who works hard to achieve that goal.
She is a socially committed artist.

TO POSSESS
To have or own something.
Possessing money or things does not ensure happiness.

RESPONSIBILITY
Some work or duty to be done.
It's her responsibility to water the plants.
She takes her responsibilities as a nurse very seriously.


SATISFACTION
A pleasant feeling you get when you finish something important to you.
She looked at the finished painting with satisfaction.
She had the satisfaction of knowing she had done everything she could.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Social responsibility is an ethical or ideological position that holds that governments, corporations, organizations and individuals have a responsibility to society.

Social responsibility is voluntary; it is about going above and beyond what is called for by the law (legal responsibility).. Social responsibility means eliminating corrupt, irresponsible or unethical behaviour that might bring harm to the community, its people, or the environment, before the behaviour happens.

 

Preliminary Activity #1: Personal Responsibility and Activism

- No materials required.

Activity #1: All Nothing: The Film and Responsibility
- Film All Nothing and/or Internet : Filmography

Follow-Up Activity #1: Who is Frédéric Back?
- Internet :
Frédérick Back’s Biography
Frédéric Back, Activist

 
Preliminary Activity #1:
Personal Responsibility and Activism


Prior to viewing the film, discuss notions of responsibility and happiness with the participants.

Group discussion
A) Happiness
• Have the participants reflect on the meaning
   of satisfaction through possessions. Do we
   always want more and more?
• When is enough enough?
• What really makes you happy?
• What is happiness?
• What are your true needs and desires?

B) Responsibility
• What are you responsible for at home,
   at school, in the community, in the world?
• What does accountability mean?

Activity #1: :
View the film All Nothing


Screen the film All Nothing
and/or
Internet :
- Filmography
(www.fredericback.com/cineaste/filmographie/tout-rien/)

Group discussion
Protection of Animals
- What is the film about?
- What are the most important messages
  in the film? Why?
- How does the music affect the film?
- How did the film make you feel?
- Did you like it? Why?
- What does “Art for art’s sake mean”
  versus “Art with a message”?
- What is an Activist?
- Why does Frédéric Back think that
  All Nothin
g is one of his most important films?
- Does Frédéric Back have a pessimistic
  or a realistic image of humankind?
- Are we responsible for protecting the
  animals of the world? Why?
- What are our responsibilities towards animals?
- With older participants, discuss notions of:
                - A life for a life
                - Over-consumption
- How does Frédéric Back share his views
  in the film?
- Why did Frédéric back choose
  to end the film the way he did?

Follow-Up Activity #1:
Who is Frédéric Back?


Go to the Internet:
Biography of Frédéric Back
(www.fredericback.com/biographie/index.en.shtml)
Frédéric Back Activist
(www.fredericback.com/artiste/position/index.en.shtml)

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