Ten-pin bowling blind
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Ten-pin bowling blind

Clip from Totally Wild Extreme

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If you thought ten-pin bowling was already difficult, watch how much more difficult it is for the visually impaired.

If you thought ten-pin bowling was already difficult, watch how much more difficult it is for the visually impaired.

Vanity, self-acceptance, beauty standards and depression
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Vanity, self-acceptance, beauty standards and depression

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Howl has a tantrum after using the wrong potion in the shower and accidently dying his hair from blonde to red. Inconsolable, Howl begins to call the spirits of darkness ...

Howl has a tantrum after using the wrong potion in the shower and accidently dying his hair from blonde to red. Inconsolable, Howl begins to call the spirits of darkness around him. Sophie comes to terms with her own insecurities.

War, conflict and the destruction of humanity
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War, conflict and the destruction of humanity

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of ...

The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of spending too long fighting. Howl relays details of the conflict and the other wizards who have turned evil for the King. He broods that they won't remember what being a human is after the war. Hayao Miyazaki makes repeated allusions to the futility of war and its damage on humanity and nature.

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

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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.

Wellbeing and violence prevention program
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Wellbeing and violence prevention program

Clip from Kids' Business

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Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, ...

Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, and the other children are reminded to respect group confidentiality. Privately, Bernadette talks with Casey about her problems at home and some of the related issues at school. Together they practise talking to her father, and Bernadette explains the importance of emotional intelligence.

Good secrets and bad secrets
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Good secrets and bad secrets

Clip from Kids' Business

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The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad ...

The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad secrets, and the responsibility we all have to protect others from harm.

Healthy communication and breaking old habits
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Healthy communication and breaking old habits

Clip from Kids' Business

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Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his ...

Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his thoughts and feelings. Back at school, Casey tells Bernadette that she told her father about the emotional effects of his behaviour during a family meeting. Talking with facilitator Bernadette, Casey also acknowledges that talking to her father and learning to communicate her feelings effectively can break negative habits.

Learning about emotional intelligence
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Learning about emotional intelligence

Clip from Kids' Business

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Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the ...

Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the importance of using the pronoun 'I' rather than 'you' when communicating, to safeguard against casting blame. The class learns about 'I' messages and communicating emotions effectively.

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

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

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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

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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

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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

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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
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Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

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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

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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

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

Clip from The Black Balloon

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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.

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

Clip from The Black Balloon

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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.

Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world
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Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world

Clip from The Black Balloon

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The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour ...

The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti

Charlie is a teenage boy too
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Charlie is a teenage boy too

Clip from The Black Balloon

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Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes ...

Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes Charlie will be non-verbal all his life. The family bring out Thomas' cake after dinner and Jackie discovers Charlie masturbating next to her, making her very uncomfortable. Thomas loses his temper, taking it on Charlie. Afterwards, Thomas is distraught and seeks out Jackie to acknowledge his behaviour.