These stories are not folktales; they are contemporary and original. They highlight the relevance of storytelling in the choice of topics, namely water shortages/drought and unity in diversity. Both stories have been left untitled and it is suggested that after viewing each story the students are tasked to assign a title for each and explain what they believe the stories’ messages are. Taking one step further, students are encouraged to give full play to their imagination and make their own stories. This activity would also give students an opportunity to become an entertaining storyteller themselves!


Story 1



Story 1 is told without using words which amply demonstrates that stories can have universal appeal and understanding through dramatic representation and are not necessarily constrained by language barriers.


Story 2



In the story 2, the players chant “we are one” and demonstrate that common humanity brings us closely together regardless of our nationality, religious orientation, and gender.