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Synopsis

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.

Photo credit © 2021 Joined Up Films Pty Ltd

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples

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Production Information

Series Director

Anthony Barwell

Series Producer

Darren Hutchinson

Story Producers

Christian Horgan

Melissa Hayward

Assistant Producer

Bonnie Bessen

Field Producer

Jake Blackburn

Executive Producers

Dan Brown

Jacqueline Willinge

Presenters

Kurt Fearnley

Casey Donovan

Noni Hazlehurst

Broadcaster

SBS

Key Locations

Perth

Fremantle

Field Directors

Nick Hopkin

Adam Collins

Directors of Photography

Nigel Tomkinson

Ian Peterson

Jason Williamson

Jake Blackburn

Steve McFie

Editor

Chris Trappe

Production Supervisor

Rose Grandile-Pizzi

Sound Recordists

Ash Charlton

Owen Hughes

Glenn Fitzpatrick

Nathan Bell

Chris McCallum

Composer

Sean Tinnion

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