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Creating Representations of Australia: Videos

Mrs Clarey's Concert

Mrs Carey's Concert

"High School Music Director Karen Carey, puts on a concert every two years at the Sydney Opera House. She insists upon a demanding repertoire, and the participation of all 1200 girls in the school. Not everyone share her passion" (IMDb).



"A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family" (IMDb).

jason's story

Jason's Story: A Young Life Lost

"Jason Garrels was just 20 years old when he died at a construction site in Clermont, Queensland in 2012. He had only been working there for nine days and his death was preventable."

Red Dog (2011)

"Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master" (IMDb).

red dog 2016

Red Dog (2016)

"An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend" (IBDb).

Summer Heights High

Summer Heights High

"Series creator and writer Chris Lilley portrays three characters -- high-strung drama teacher Mr. G., exchange student Ja'mie and break-dancing delinquent Jonah -- in this comic send-up of a high school documentary series, filmed at a real high school and populated by a combination of actors as well as real students and faculty members."

Episode 1

"As Summer Heights High School begins a new term, we meet the primary subjects of this 'documentary' series: disruptive Tongan student Jonah; deluded drama teacher Mr. G; and self-absorbed exchange student Ja'mie" (IMDb).

Episode 2

"Ja'mie scales the social ladder on her first full day at school; Mr. G makes the most of an unexpected promotion; Jonah joins an ethnic-acceptance program to curb his behavior and improve his academics, with mixed results" (IMDb).

Episode 4

"Ja'mie undermines her relationship with her new friends; Mr. G holds auditions for his new musical; a suggestive drawing puts Jonah's irate father on the defensive" (IMDb).

Episode 8

"The curtain rises on Mr. G's musical, Ja'mie is dumped by her school formal date and Jonah's future changes forever" (IMDb).

48 Shades of Brown

48 Shades of Brown

"A sensitive, late-blooming teenage boy moves in with his twenty-something aunt to finish his final year of school, where he finds himself falling for her house-mate" (IMDb).

Girl asleep

Girl Asleep

"The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world" (IMDb).