What Does Australia Really Think About…
In this series, we reveal what Australia really thinks about disability, obesity and old age through emotional personal stories, confronting social experiments, an in-depth nationwide survey, and covert filming where we capture shocking examples of prejudice, discrimination and abuse.
Joined Up Films
In this new documentary series, we investigate what Australia really thinks about disability, obesity and old age, revealing how stigma and prejudice can have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of Australians. Each episode is presented by a well-known Australian personality with a deeply personal interest in the subject of their film. Five-time Paralympian Kurt Fearnley 1is out to prove that people with disability are not disabled by their bodies, but by society. Noni Hazlehurst, who first graced our screens over 45 years ago, is disturbed by the stereotypical portrayal of old people in the media. And Casey Donovan, who shot to fame at the tender age of 16 when she won Australian Idol, has had to put up with comments about her weight ever since. Through a combination of emotional personal stories, confronting social experiments and an in-depth nationwide survey, we tap into the pulse of a nation and discover whether Australia really is the land of the fair go.
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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