Framing The Other

  • Framing the Other
  • Willem Timmers, Ilja Kok
  • Nizozemsko
  • 2011
  • 25 min.
  • titulky
  • 12—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  • To be aware of the impact of the developed world on members of indigenous cultures
  • To respect other cultures and traditions
  • To treat members of other cultures with respect and without prejudice

The Mursi people live in the south of Ethiopia. Their women are known for putting decorated plates in their lower lip and huge earrings in their earlobes. However, not all their ornaments are traditional. In fact, many of the most bizarre ones have been made only recently. The Mursi only wear them when tourists heading to their village want interesting photos of their exotic holiday and are willing to pay well for them. Humorous and chilling at the same time, the film shows the devastating effects of tourism on the life of traditional communities, through the confrontation between the worlds of a peculiar indigenous woman and a Dutch tourist.

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Recommended age group

12—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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The Impact of Tourism (A2/B1)

Activity / A2/B1 / 60 min

Students will: 

  • practice spelling and grammar by correcting mistakes in sentences
  • practice using should/shouldn’t in sentences.
  • develop the sense of understanding motivations for different people’s actions and the consequences of these actions
  • reflect on the positive and negative outcomes of a cultural encounter

The Impact of Tourism (B1+)

Activity / B1+ / 90 min

Students will:

  • expand their vocabulary related to the topic of indigenous tourism
  • practice expressing their opinions and their overall communication skills
  • understand the expressions “indigenous tourism” and “indigenous community”
  • understand the importance of introducing various measures to maintain ethical indigenous tourism

Questions and Answers

  • indigenous peoples
  • impact of tourism on members of traditional cultures
  • the Mursi people and their culture
  • cultural relativism
  • traditions



UPDATED: How to reflect on emotions after the film screening

Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

Photo gallery of the Mursi people

Photos from the real life of Mursis.

Mursi Online

Website about the Mursi people by the Durham University.

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