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Racial prejudice after rural talent show
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Racial prejudice after rural talent show

Clip from The Sapphires
The Sapphires are racially abused after losing a talent contest, in spite of their superior talent. (Coarse language.)

The Sapphires are racially abused after losing a talent contest, in spite of their superior talent. (Coarse language.)

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Fanny grieves over the death of Keats
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Fanny grieves over the death of Keats

Clip from Bright Star
Fanny mourns the death of John Keats, reciting the Bright Star sonnet he wrote her while wearing black.

Fanny mourns the death of John Keats, reciting the Bright Star sonnet he wrote her while wearing black.

Gru warms to orphans after day at theme park
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Gru warms to orphans after day at theme park

Clip from Despicable Me
Planning to abandon the rambunctiousness girls in a theme park, Gru becomes fonder of the trio as they spend the day at the park.

Planning to abandon the rambunctiousness girls in a theme park, Gru becomes fonder of the trio as they spend the day at the park.

Keats tells Fanny's mother the success of his book
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Keats tells Fanny's mother the success of his book

Clip from Bright Star
On the eve of John Keats' journey to Italy, Fanny's mother gives the poet her blessing to marry her daughter when he reveals the success he's had with his book.

On the eve of John Keats' journey to Italy, Fanny's mother gives the poet her blessing to marry her daughter when he reveals the success he's had with his book.

Carl discovers Ellie's adventure book
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Carl discovers Ellie's adventure book

Clip from Up!
Carl is at first saddened by the pictures in Ellie's adventure book, but seeing pictures that reminded him of their time together cheers him up.

Carl is at first saddened by the pictures in Ellie's adventure book, but seeing pictures that reminded him of their time together cheers him up.

Stolen Generations and identity
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Stolen Generations and identity

Clip from The Sapphires
Gail accuses Kay of rejecting her culture then explains to Dave that Kay was forcibly removed from the family.

Gail accuses Kay of rejecting her culture then explains to Dave that Kay was forcibly removed from the family.

Linguini keeps Remy for help
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Linguini keeps Remy for help

Clip from Ratatouille
Linguini realises how useful Remy is and decides to keep the rat in his kitchen.

Linguini realises how useful Remy is and decides to keep the rat in his kitchen.

Boo comes to the rescue
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Boo comes to the rescue

The reclusive Boo Radley saves the Finch kids from Bob Ewell, teaching Scout to judge people by actions not reputation.

The reclusive Boo Radley saves the Finch kids from Bob Ewell, teaching Scout to judge people by actions not reputation.

Bureaucracy and presidential power
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Bureaucracy and presidential power

Arthur, Ford and Zaphod must negotiate the Vogon bureaucracy to save Trillion from execution, in a critique of presidential powers.

Arthur, Ford and Zaphod must negotiate the Vogon bureaucracy to save Trillion from execution, in a critique of presidential powers.

The meaning of life
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The meaning of life

Deep Thought reveals the answer to life, the university and everything, which only raises greater questions.

Deep Thought reveals the answer to life, the university and everything, which only raises greater questions.

Grease Dancing
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Grease Dancing

Clip from Grease
John Travolta dancing

John Travolta dancing

Truman attempts to escape Seahaven
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Truman attempts to escape Seahaven

Clip from The Truman Show
As Truman comes to accept the secret Sylvia revealed, he tests the limits of what he can get away with and tries to escape Seahaven. Producers rush to explain the strange ...

As Truman comes to accept the secret Sylvia revealed, he tests the limits of what he can get away with and tries to escape Seahaven. Producers rush to explain the strange incidents to keep the truth hidden from Truman.

Merida breaks with tradition
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Merida breaks with tradition

Clip from Brave
Merida bravely reminds the feuding clans how much they've achieved working together, and then decides to break with tradition and choose who she will marry, rather than use ...

Merida bravely reminds the feuding clans how much they've achieved working together, and then decides to break with tradition and choose who she will marry, rather than use marriage to make an alliance.

Keats teaches poetry to Fanny
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Keats teaches poetry to Fanny

Clip from Bright Star
John Keats and Fanny's mutual attraction becomes more obvious as he teaches her poetry, but she is bothered by his hesitance.

John Keats and Fanny's mutual attraction becomes more obvious as he teaches her poetry, but she is bothered by his hesitance.

Keats sends Fanny love letters
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Keats sends Fanny love letters

Clip from Bright Star
Princesses Anna and Elsa are segregated in their castle after Elsa, who has the power to turn things to ice and grows more dangerous as she matures, accidentally injures her ...

Princesses Anna and Elsa are segregated in their castle after Elsa, who has the power to turn things to ice and grows more dangerous as she matures, accidentally injures her sister. Anna sings Do You Want To Build A Snowman

Scout is taught empathy
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Scout is taught empathy

After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

Finch family faces down lynch mob
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Finch family faces down lynch mob

The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

Jess and Leslie in Terabithia
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Jess and Leslie in Terabithia

Jess and Leslie's imaginations run wild in Terabithia as they discover a troll who resembles a bully.

Jess and Leslie's imaginations run wild in Terabithia as they discover a troll who resembles a bully.

Jess' football skills recognised
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Jess' football skills recognised

While Jess' Indian girlfriends tease her about playing football with male friends, Jules spots her upstaging her opponents and invites her to try out for a local team.

While Jess' Indian girlfriends tease her about playing football with male friends, Jules spots her upstaging her opponents and invites her to try out for a local team.

Jess lectured on breaking tradition
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Jess lectured on breaking tradition

Pinky challenges her younger sister Jess to accept her family's traditional values on marriage. Jess' coach Joe later challenges her to live her own life.

Pinky challenges her younger sister Jess to accept her family's traditional values on marriage. Jess' coach Joe later challenges her to live her own life.

Bhamra sisters achieve life goals
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Bhamra sisters achieve life goals

Sisters Jess and Pinky's celebrations are contrasted with short scenes from the football match and traditional wedding.

Sisters Jess and Pinky's celebrations are contrasted with short scenes from the football match and traditional wedding.

What's expected of young men
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What's expected of young men

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

Ripping up poetry books in class
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Ripping up poetry books in class

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

Carl sees Paradise Falls
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Carl sees Paradise Falls

Clip from Up!
After landing on a plateau opposite Paradise Falls, Carl and Russell hope to walk across the mesa to reach the falls before the balloons deflate.

After landing on a plateau opposite Paradise Falls, Carl and Russell hope to walk across the mesa to reach the falls before the balloons deflate.

Django helps his son
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Django helps his son

Clip from Ratatouille
Seeing Linguini stand up for Remy leads Django to rethink his opinion of humans.

Seeing Linguini stand up for Remy leads Django to rethink his opinion of humans.

Lonely and out of place in Japan
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Lonely and out of place in Japan

Charlotte struggles with her family's disinterest and Bob doesn't identify with himself when he sees one of his shows overdubbed on Japanese TV.

Charlotte struggles with her family's disinterest and Bob doesn't identify with himself when he sees one of his shows overdubbed on Japanese TV.

The queen and princess express their concerns
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The queen and princess express their concerns

Clip from Brave
Queen Elinor explains to Princess Merida that failure to consent to the betrothal could harm Dunbroch. Both mother and daughter express their feelings about the situation.

Queen Elinor explains to Princess Merida that failure to consent to the betrothal could harm Dunbroch. Both mother and daughter express their feelings about the situation.

Gulliver shares his life stories
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Gulliver shares his life stories

Clip from Gulliver's Travels
The Lilliputians start to work on Gulliver's dream house by the sea. The islanders are amazed at the 'stories' about his life.

The Lilliputians start to work on Gulliver's dream house by the sea. The islanders are amazed at the 'stories' about his life.

Is reality television real?
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Is reality television real?

Clip from The Truman Show
The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a mov

The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a mov

Putting aside the language barrier
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Putting aside the language barrier

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Elastigirl encourages kids to have faith in themselves
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Elastigirl encourages kids to have faith in themselves

Clip from The Incredibles
As she prepares to go in search of her husband, Elastigirl encourages her children to look our for danger, stay safe and have confidence in themselves.

As she prepares to go in search of her husband, Elastigirl encourages her children to look our for danger, stay safe and have confidence in themselves.

Greed, gluttony and its consequences
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Greed, gluttony and its consequences

Chihiro's parents discover a delicious banquet after entering the new world. Finding no-one around, they sit and eat without pause, gluttonously "self-polluting", however ...

Chihiro's parents discover a delicious banquet after entering the new world. Finding no-one around, they sit and eat without pause, gluttonously "self-polluting", however Chihiro refuses. The conflict between selflessness and greed becomes a reoccurring motif throughout Spirited Away.

Crossing the desert on faith alone
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Crossing the desert on faith alone

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Molly and Daisy cross a desert without the fence to guide them, relying on courage and spirituality to continue journey.

Molly and Daisy cross a desert without the fence to guide them, relying on courage and spirituality to continue journey.

Women's business' guides girls home
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Women's business' guides girls home

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Women at Jigalong perform Indigenous ritual at night guiding Molly and Daisy on their final leg home.

Women at Jigalong perform Indigenous ritual at night guiding Molly and Daisy on their final leg home.

Rapunzel reunites with her parents
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Rapunzel reunites with her parents

Clip from Tangled
Rapunzel is reunited with her parents, the king and queen, after their long search.

Rapunzel is reunited with her parents, the king and queen, after their long search.

Gru and the girls become a family
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Gru and the girls become a family

Clip from Despicable Me
The girls perform a ballet for Gru, his mother and the Minions, as they all settle into a happy home life, and Gru's mother reveals her pride in her son and his parenting skills.

The girls perform a ballet for Gru, his mother and the Minions, as they all settle into a happy home life, and Gru's mother reveals her pride in her son and his parenting skills.

Merida and Elinor's night in the woods
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Merida and Elinor's night in the woods

Clip from Brave
Merida and her mother Elinor spend a night in the thundering woods. As the thunder roars, Merida dreams a flashback of her childhood as her mother sings and comforts her ...

Merida and her mother Elinor spend a night in the thundering woods. As the thunder roars, Merida dreams a flashback of her childhood as her mother sings and comforts her during the time of a storm.

Gru helps Agnes researse and consoles her
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Gru helps Agnes researse and consoles her

Clip from Despicable Me 2
Gru rushes through putting the girls to bed, reluctantly keeps his promise to help Agnes rehearse for a Mother's Day show, and encourages her when she becomes despondent about ...

Gru rushes through putting the girls to bed, reluctantly keeps his promise to help Agnes rehearse for a Mother's Day show, and encourages her when she becomes despondent about not having a mum.

Fear, hunches and 'don't panic'
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Fear, hunches and 'don't panic'

Arthur is separated from the rest of the crew when he hesitates and misses his opportunity to pass through a portal.

Arthur is separated from the rest of the crew when he hesitates and misses his opportunity to pass through a portal.

Opening credits of Truman 'reality' show
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Opening credits of Truman 'reality' show

Clip from The Truman Show
The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a movie.

The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a movie.

Director' Christof responds to critics
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Director' Christof responds to critics

Clip from The Truman Show
A history of The Truman Show is presented before a rare interview with the show's creator, Christof, who argues, We accept the reality with which we are presented. Sylvia ...

A history of The Truman Show is presented before a rare interview with the show's creator, Christof, who argues, We accept the reality with which we are presented. Sylvia calls in during the interview and criticises the ethics of the show.

Baymax warns against revenge
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Baymax warns against revenge

Clip from Big Hero 6
As an angry Hiro attempts to remove Baymax's healthcare chip, so it will help Hiro avenge his brother's death, Baymax reminds the boy of Tadashi's values.

As an angry Hiro attempts to remove Baymax's healthcare chip, so it will help Hiro avenge his brother's death, Baymax reminds the boy of Tadashi's values.

Rapunzel's first time outside the tower
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Rapunzel's first time outside the tower

Clip from Tangled
While Rapunzel is excited about venturing out of the castle for the first time, she feels ashamed of herself for disobeying her mother.

While Rapunzel is excited about venturing out of the castle for the first time, she feels ashamed of herself for disobeying her mother.

Eugene and Rapunzel see the lanterns
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Eugene and Rapunzel see the lanterns

Clip from Tangled
Eugene takes Rapunzel on a boat journey to see orange glow of the lanterns, as he grows fonder of her.

Eugene takes Rapunzel on a boat journey to see orange glow of the lanterns, as he grows fonder of her.

Carl gives Russell the Ellie badge
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Carl gives Russell the Ellie badge

Clip from Up!
Carl steps up to reward Russell with the grape soda bottle badge that Ellie had given him when they first met.

Carl steps up to reward Russell with the grape soda bottle badge that Ellie had given him when they first met.

Carl sets course for Paradise Falls
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Carl sets course for Paradise Falls

Clip from Up!
Carl uses thousands of balloons to fly his house to Paradise Falls, on a journey that pays tribute to his late wife who longed to see them.

Carl uses thousands of balloons to fly his house to Paradise Falls, on a journey that pays tribute to his late wife who longed to see them.

Not everything is translated
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Not everything is translated

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Medical advice without a translator
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Medical advice without a translator

Without the help of a translator, Bob escorts Charlotte to hospital to have an injured toe treated.

Without the help of a translator, Bob escorts Charlotte to hospital to have an injured toe treated.

Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions
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Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions

Clip from Rear Window
Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

Gulliver assigned as travel writer
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Gulliver assigned as travel writer

Clip from Gulliver's Travels
In attempt to ask out Darcy, Gulliver ends up with an assignment to be a new travel writer, hoping to impress her, he accepts the assignment.

In attempt to ask out Darcy, Gulliver ends up with an assignment to be a new travel writer, hoping to impress her, he accepts the assignment.

Peg tries to help Scissorhands fit in
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Peg tries to help Scissorhands fit in

Peg welcomes Edward Scissorhands into the Boggs home, showing him pictures of her family and his new room. Edward is in awe of the new environment as he follows Peg around. ...

Peg welcomes Edward Scissorhands into the Boggs home, showing him pictures of her family and his new room. Edward is in awe of the new environment as he follows Peg around. Peg leaves Edward to change when the phone rings. By offering Edward new clothes, Peg naively tries to assist with Edward's assimilation into the suburban culture by normalising his appearance.

Suburbia, difference and gossiping neighbours
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Suburbia, difference and gossiping neighbours

While driving through the small cookie-cutter suburb, Peg's neighbours can be seen running back into their houses or gossiping on the phone about the details of her new ...

While driving through the small cookie-cutter suburb, Peg's neighbours can be seen running back into their houses or gossiping on the phone about the details of her new passenger. Edward's timid curiosity is juxtaposed with the meddling behaviour of the suburban community.

Community rallies around threatened dog
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Community rallies around threatened dog

Clip from Red Dog
When a caretaker threatens to get rid of Red Dog, the town rallies behind the kelpie, who represents their values.

When a caretaker threatens to get rid of Red Dog, the town rallies behind the kelpie, who represents their values.

'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school
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'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school

Clip from Dead Poets Society
First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

Social etiquette and understanding human interaction
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Social etiquette and understanding human interaction

At the barbeque, Edward is overwhelmed by the neighbour's requests and unsure how to behave. When Bill uses a figure of speech to say the food is ready, Edward is confused by ...

At the barbeque, Edward is overwhelmed by the neighbour's requests and unsure how to behave. When Bill uses a figure of speech to say the food is ready, Edward is confused by the phrase. That night, Edward remembers his lessons on social etiquette and how to interpret emotions.

Orphans and Minions band together for Gru
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Orphans and Minions band together for Gru

Clip from Despicable Me
The girls and the Minions take up a collection to help Gru realise his plans to steal the moon.

The girls and the Minions take up a collection to help Gru realise his plans to steal the moon.

The harsh rules of a 'native' settlement
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The harsh rules of a 'native' settlement

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Molly, Daisy and Gracie are introduced to life at Moore River Native Settlement where Indigenous languages are banned.

Molly, Daisy and Gracie are introduced to life at Moore River Native Settlement where Indigenous languages are banned.

Virtual, 3D and Simulcam cameras in Avatar
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Virtual, 3D and Simulcam cameras in Avatar

Clip from Avatar
See a Simulcam in action as virtual and 3D cameras work in unison with CGI technology to help James Cameron see what will appear on the big screen.

See a Simulcam in action as virtual and 3D cameras work in unison with CGI technology to help James Cameron see what will appear on the big screen.

The Incredibles reunite
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The Incredibles reunite

Clip from The Incredibles
Violet learns more about her powers and fights Syndrome's thugs with her family.

Violet learns more about her powers and fights Syndrome's thugs with her family.

Hidden' cameras capture 'reality'
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Hidden' cameras capture 'reality'

Clip from The Truman Show
Truman pretends to remain ignorant of the truth and goes through the motions of a normal day. Contrasting camera angles and effects create the impression he is under surveillance.

Truman pretends to remain ignorant of the truth and goes through the motions of a normal day. Contrasting camera angles and effects create the impression he is under surveillance.

Atticus' closing argument
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Atticus' closing argument

In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

Gru and Lucy get married
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Gru and Lucy get married

Clip from Despicable Me 2
The girls finally have a mother when Lucy marries Gru, and the Minions perform YMCA to celebrate.

The girls finally have a mother when Lucy marries Gru, and the Minions perform YMCA to celebrate.

Arthur reveals the ultimate question
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Arthur reveals the ultimate question

Arthur returns 'home' on Earth Mk.II where the mice ask him what the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything is.

Arthur returns 'home' on Earth Mk.II where the mice ask him what the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything is.

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Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
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