Top Job: Projectionist
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Top Job: Projectionist

Clip from Totally Wild

Personal and social capability

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11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Totally Wild reporter Colin Thrupp looks at what is involved when working as a projectionist.

Totally Wild reporter Colin Thrupp looks at what is involved when working as a projectionist.

Top Job: Marine rescue officer
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Top Job: Marine rescue officer

Clip from Totally Wild

Personal and social capability

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This video has closed captioning
Totally Wild speak with show regular Aaron Machado of Project Dolphin Safe to find out what is involved in his marine rescue job.

Totally Wild speak with show regular Aaron Machado of Project Dolphin Safe to find out what is involved in his marine rescue job.

Top Job: Police officer
4:12

Top Job: Police officer

Clip from Totally Wild Wow

Personal and social capability

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11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Totally Wild reporter Colin Thrupp investigates what is involved in being a police officer.

Totally Wild reporter Colin Thrupp investigates what is involved in being a police officer.

Top Job: Lifeguard
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Top Job: Lifeguard

Clip from Totally Wild Extreme

Personal and social capability

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Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre explores what is involved in being a professional lifeguard or volunteer lifesaver.

Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre explores what is involved in being a professional lifeguard or volunteer lifesaver.

Top Job: Children's author
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Top Job: Children's author

Clip from Totally Wild Wow

Personal and social capability

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Totally Wild reporter Natalie Hunter speaks with children's author Andy Griffiths to find out how he fell into his career.

Totally Wild reporter Natalie Hunter speaks with children's author Andy Griffiths to find out how he fell into his career.

Top Job: Paramedic
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Top Job: Paramedic

Clip from Totally Wild Wow

Personal and social capability

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This video has closed captioning
Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre gets behind the wheel of an ambulance to see what is involved in being a paramedic.

Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre gets behind the wheel of an ambulance to see what is involved in being a paramedic.

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle
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Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself ...

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.

Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution
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Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next ...

Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next day, the Beijing dance troupe must perform before Madame Mao, who criticises the lack of revolutionary imagery. Chan argues for subtlety but is accused of challenging the revolutionary path. Chan seeks out Li, telling him a parable that inspires Li's resilience. Li proves himself to teacher Gao. Chan is arrested.

Family, courage and human achievement
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Family, courage and human achievement

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Before Li's performance in The Rites of Spring, Li talks to a television journalist about his freedom, his separation from his family and dancing for his parents. Backstage Li ...

Before Li's performance in The Rites of Spring, Li talks to a television journalist about his freedom, his separation from his family and dancing for his parents. Backstage Li and Mary hear unexpected applause in the audience. Outside the theatre, Cynthia welcomes Li's parents, and Ben invites them to their seats. After the performance, Li sees his mother and father in the crowd and they are invited onstage for an emotional reunion.

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics
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Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong ...

Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.

Resilience, commitment and passion
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Resilience, commitment and passion

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the ...

Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.

Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy
6:20

Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a ...

Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Elizabeth tries new food, and Li learns new words. The next day, Ben's principal dancer injures his shoulder. Ben suggests Li fills the position. Betty Lou asks if Li can play a Spaniard, ethically, and Ben reminds them that an American has played a Japanese character.

Citizenship, defection and individual choice
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Citizenship, defection and individual choice

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles ...

Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles attempt to negotiate with diplomats but the vice consul asks to speak with Li privately. Li is detained after he explains to the official he wants to stay in the US. Amid media attention and a possible diplomatic row, consular official Zhang concedes Li is permitted to remain in the US but the dancer's Chinese citizenship is revo

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole
6:51

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole

Clip from Horizon

Personal and social capability

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11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Charlie and Thomas perform together
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Charlie and Thomas perform together

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When Charlie and his friend Russell have a falling out, Thomas joins his autistic brother on stage to perform The Greatest Act in History together.

When Charlie and his friend Russell have a falling out, Thomas joins his autistic brother on stage to perform The Greatest Act in History together.

Insecurity, inequity and school crushes
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Insecurity, inequity and school crushes

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Charlie becomes over-stimulated at the supermarket when Simon has to put a few items back. Exhausted, Thomas and Simon escalate the situation. On the way home, Thomas asks his ...

Charlie becomes over-stimulated at the supermarket when Simon has to put a few items back. Exhausted, Thomas and Simon escalate the situation. On the way home, Thomas asks his father about some of his insecurities and feelings of inequity regarding Charlie. The three boys, Simon, Thomas and Charlie, visit Maddie in the hospital and, again, Thomas sees people staring at his brother. During swim class the next day, Thomas and Jackie share a secret kiss.

Charlie breaks into neighbour's bathroom
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Charlie breaks into neighbour's bathroom

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas chases after his autistic brother Charlie when the boy runs out of the family home in his underwear, around the neighbourhood, and into schoolmate Jackie's bathroom ...

Thomas chases after his autistic brother Charlie when the boy runs out of the family home in his underwear, around the neighbourhood, and into schoolmate Jackie's bathroom while she's in the shower. (Coarse language.)

Abuse, education and disability in the community
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Abuse, education and disability in the community

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

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Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the ...

Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the same group begin to taunt Charlie and Thomas. The situation escalates as Charlie becomes over stimulated and afraid. The behaviour of the students and teachers highlight a disastrous lack of education around disability in the wider community. Jackie gives Thomas a birthday present and tries to support his conflicted feelings.