Struggling to establish a sense of belonging and identity, a group of teenagers find their voice through a unique rock and roll community.
No Time For Quiet (2020) is a documentary co-directed by Hylton Shaw and Samantha Dinning, about Girls Rock! Melbourne, a week-long school holiday program that provides an opportunity for girls and gender diverse youth to discover the empowering nature of music.
No Time For Quiet is a real-world story of triumph and empowerment. The story told by the documentary is inspirational given the achievements of the adolescents who participate in Girls Rock! Melbourne, no matter what the obstacles.
As a curriculum resource, No Time For Quiet encourages conversations about how societal expectations may limit the situation of girls, women and gender diverse people and the importance of gender empowerment and gender equality. No Time For Quiet offers students the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of the rewards and challenges of participating in contemporary music. In its portrayal of Girls Rock! Melbourne, the documentary develops students’ personal awareness of the expressive and aesthetic qualities of music and music making.
In telling the stories of the girls and gender diverse youth who attend Girls Rock!, No Time For Quiet establishes the positive impact that listening to, creating and performing music can have on adolescent health and wellbeing.
The documentary is relevant to learning in the Personal and Social Capability learning module.
This study guide to accompany No Time For Quiet has been written for secondary students in Years 7 – 12.
- Physical Education
- The Arts
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