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.
An ATOM Study Guide has been created for ‘There Goes Our Neighbourhood‘ and is now available to download.