This compelling, thought-provoking documentary explores one of the most pressing issues facing our society today: the issue of public housing and the ever-increasing rift between the haves and the have nots. All around the world, a wave of gentrification is reimagining inner-city neighbourhoods as governments sell off public housing land in up-and-coming neighbourhoods to profit-driven property developers. The ramifications are enormous: many public housing residents face uncertainty about their future and the cultural ethos of the area shifts dramatically, replacing the sense of community among the marginalised with a very different sense of class, material wealth and gentrification.
A study of There Goes Our Neighbourhood links to numerous learning areas in the Australian Curriculum, specifically English and Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, and Civics and Citizenship). A study of the documentary also addresses the following General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding. It also links to the Cross Curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
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