Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

Snippets is a video resource depicting pertinent issues in Bankstown to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops. Funded by Bankstown City Council and supported by Bankstown Working With Youth Network – Social Issues Working Party.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about a young woman looks at an image she believes represents an attractive woman. She tries to measure herself against this image but feels inadequate. Considering herself to be overweight, she stops eating. Her friends become worried but she refuses all offers of food. At home, she continues to refuse food. Finally, she collapses and is taken to hospital. After treatment she returns home and begins to rebuild a normal life.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
What constitutes a healthy diet?
Do images in magazines realistically represent how women look?
What could you do if one of your friends was not

Jumping to Conclusions

Jumping to Conclusions is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about two young women who see a poster for an ice skating event. One thinks the main performer is very attractive and is eager to go. She drags her friend to the event. However, seeing the performer’s costume, this second woman warns her that the skater might not be interested.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Why do people make assumptions about sexual orientation?
Can tough men be gay?
Do you think it matters?

Media Expectation

Media Expectation is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about two young women look through a magazine at pictures of their favorite model during lunch time. Increasingly, they become concerned that they cannot be as attractive as the woman pictured in the magazine. One of the women pushes her lunch aside.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film?
How does society decide what is appropriate for a woman to look like?
Given the use of Photoshop, make-up and lighting effects, can images in magazines be considered realistic?
What is sexism?
Can you give examples of instances of sexism you have seen?

What Makes a Man

What Makes a Man is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about when a young woman receives a phone call from her boyfriend only to hear she has been dumped. She resolves to make the perfect man but, when she gives her heart to her creation, she is rejected again.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Is there such a thing as a perfect man or woman?
Is it possible to live up to the expectations of being perfect?
How can you build a successful relationship?

Making Up Is Hard To Do

Making Up is Hard To Do is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about a young woman is caught applying make-up by her mother. Her mother demands she remove it. Later the young woman meets up with friends who assure her she looks good just the way she is.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer to the questions!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Is there anything wrong with wearing make up?
What is self esteem?
Can you trust your friends?