Strictly Ballroom FTV
For your FTV assignment: You are to conduct a TED talk (multimedia seminar presentation) that comments on the representations, symbols and stereotypes constructed in Australian films, and how they reinforce or challenge the stature of our egalitarian Australian society.
You are required to use the films Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992) and The Black Balloon (Elissa Down, 2008) in conjunction with events in Australian history to discuss how Luhrmann and Down are attempting to change the ideology of the Australian audience.
The Black Balloon
Australian history, stereotypes and Ideologies
Australia in the 1980s
Mateship, diggers and wartime (see more references at end of article)
Cultural Values and Attitudes (French Australian Chamber of Commerce)
Culture of Australia (use last section of this website only: Attitudes, Beliefs and Stereotypes)
The following website may also be handy to help you answer this question:
Attitudes, values and beliefs in texts (Aquinas Reads)