1) How many groups of characters are present in this scene and how are they located?
2) Which characters are standing up and which ones are sitting? Why?
3) How does the clothing of the characters relate to their status and power?
4) What is the backdrop against which the adults are framed?
5) How does it emphasize the power of white society?
6) From which perspective is the opening part of this scene shot?
7) What happens when Molly starts moving forward?
8) How is the distance conveyed between Molly and her 'new world' embodied by the Chief Protector?
10) Who is commanding the dialogue at the end?
11) What kinds of messages is Molly being delivered with?
12) Throughout this dialogue, which voices can be considered as complementary and which ones act as a counterpoint? You may focus your attention on :
- the volume
- the tone used by the characters
- the content of the speech
13) What nickname is Mr Neville being given by the older girl and why?
14) Why does Mr Neville scrutinize Molly's back?
15) What is the meaning of Mr Neville's refusal for Molly?
16) What does the expression 'Stolen Generations' refer to?
17) Why were Aboriginal children taken away?
18) What happened to them?
19) How does this section of the film illustrate the plight of mixed descent (part Aboriginal, part European) children?
- the last syllable (responsibili'ty)
- the penultimate syllable (responsibi'lity)
- the antepenultimate syllable (responsi'bility)
2) Complete the following line:
Just like words ending in <-i.ble>, <-u.ble>, <-e.ty>, <-i.fy>, <-i.tude>, <-u.lar>, words ending in <-i.ty> are stressed on the ................................. syllable.