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First Day

Synopsis

First Day is a documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the preparation of each child for school. When the first day arrives, we follow the children waking up, getting ready, getting to school, and their reactions to being there. It is a unique view into the world of children.

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First Day - Trailer

First Day follows 11 young Australians as they launch themselves into their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the preparation of each child for school.

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Documentary Film

Running Time: 75 mins

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Year Level

Middle Years (5-9), Senior Secondary and Tertiary

Curriculum Study Areas

Civics and Citizenship, English, Ethical Understanding, Humanities and Social Sciences, Intercultural Understanding, Media Arts (The Arts), Personal and Social Capability

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Professional Learning

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Films

Themes

family, genre, identity, justice, relationships, resilience, values

Awards

Winner: Silver Apple Award (USA)

Winner: The Chris Awards (USA)

Nominated: Australian Film Institute Awards

Selected: New York Festival