Mob Mentality in Wag the Dog
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Mob Mentality in Wag the Dog

Clip from Wag the Dog

Media arts

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12+
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After a fictitious story is created about a soldier called 'Schuman' being captured in the fake war in Albania. The producers start a trend of throwing shoes as a show of ...

After a fictitious story is created about a soldier called 'Schuman' being captured in the fake war in Albania. The producers start a trend of throwing shoes as a show of support. How is this an example of mob mentality? Can you think of other examples in mob mentality either from your own experience or in popular culture or days gone by?

Challenging Perspectives
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Challenging Perspectives

Clip from Go Back To Where You Came From

News and current affairs

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A range of different and conflicting perspectives from the show 'Go back to where you came from.'

A range of different and conflicting perspectives from the show 'Go back to where you came from.'

Describing immediate family
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Describing immediate family

Clip from The Family

EALD

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Viewers are introduced to a typical Australian-Italian immediate family.

Viewers are introduced to a typical Australian-Italian immediate family.

Calling an ambulance
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Calling an ambulance

Clip from Ambulance

EALD

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This video has closed captioning
A man phones emergency services to call an ambulance for his heavily pregnant wife.

A man phones emergency services to call an ambulance for his heavily pregnant wife.

Detention centre controversy
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Detention centre controversy

Clip from Go Back To Where You Came From

News and current affairs

9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Ethos, Pathos and Logos
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Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Clip from Go Back To Where You Came From

News and current affairs

7-8
9-10
11-12
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Different persuasive devices in action.

Different persuasive devices in action.

Effect of Chris' disappearance on family
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Effect of Chris' disappearance on family

Clip from Into the Wild

Media arts

11-12
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Chris' sister describes the loss experienced by their family as a result of her brother going missing.

Chris' sister describes the loss experienced by their family as a result of her brother going missing.

Spida and Meshel spend time with a South Sudanese family
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Spida and Meshel spend time with a South Sudanese family

Clip from Go Back to Where You Came From Live

News and current affairs

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Spida and Meshel spend the weekend with a family who are refugees from South Sudan. They learn that the father fled his home at the age of 6.

Spida and Meshel spend the weekend with a family who are refugees from South Sudan. They learn that the father fled his home at the age of 6.

Conversation about breakfast between people with poor pronunciation
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Conversation about breakfast between people with poor pronunciation

Clip from Lost in Pronunciation

EALD

7-8
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This video has closed captioning
Three people sit around a table discussing their breakfast choices ahead of a big day.

Three people sit around a table discussing their breakfast choices ahead of a big day.

Jewish observance in Schindler's List
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Jewish observance in Schindler's List

Clip from Schindler's List

English

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11-12
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In one of the few colour scenes seen in Schindler's List, the film opens on a Jewish family's regular religious observance.

In one of the few colour scenes seen in Schindler's List, the film opens on a Jewish family's regular religious observance.

War and show business
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War and show business

Clip from Wag the Dog

Media arts

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The President's advisor (Robert De Niro) puts it to a Hollywood director (Dustin Hoffman) that 'War is showbiz'. He reels off slogans and images from the past 50 years of war. ...

The President's advisor (Robert De Niro) puts it to a Hollywood director (Dustin Hoffman) that 'War is showbiz'. He reels off slogans and images from the past 50 years of war. Does he have a point? Do people remember images and catchy slogans more than cold hard facts?

The action that led to Schindler's arrest
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The action that led to Schindler's arrest

Clip from Schindler's List

Modern history

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An innocent kiss of gratitude during drunken birthday celebrations sees Oskar Schindler arrested.

An innocent kiss of gratitude during drunken birthday celebrations sees Oskar Schindler arrested.

A trip to the beach
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A trip to the beach

Clip from Why Don't You Speak English?

EALD

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This video has closed captioning
A Chinese immigrant in England goes for a trip to the beach as an opportunity to learn more English.

A Chinese immigrant in England goes for a trip to the beach as an opportunity to learn more English.

Mother continues to mourn son's death
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Mother continues to mourn son's death

Clip from The Dressmaker

Media arts

11-12
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Stewart's mother recalls how she lost her son and grieves because she thinks noone remembers him.

Stewart's mother recalls how she lost her son and grieves because she thinks noone remembers him.

Controlling the news and voting
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Controlling the news and voting

Clip from Wag the Dog

Media arts

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12+
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The Hollywood team members discuss whether they vote or not. Voting is not compulsory in the United States. Do you think voting in Australia should be voluntary? Why? Why not? ...

The Hollywood team members discuss whether they vote or not. Voting is not compulsory in the United States. Do you think voting in Australia should be voluntary? Why? Why not? The President's advisors are happy the scandal is not on the front pages of the newspapers, would it be more difficult to hide a story in this day in age of social media?