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Communities can be groups of people who share the same religious beliefs, the same interests or who simply live in the same area. Communities can even exist online: for example, groups on social networking sites. In the film, the contestants are all from different countries yet when they come together for the competition, you could say they form a community.

Watch this clip from the film showing Mariam in her home town, then discuss the following questions:

  • How would you describe Mariam’s home town based on this clip?
  • What impressions do you get of her local community?

Try to give specific examples to explain your answers.

Transcript for clip showing Mariam at home