Media Episode 22: Australian Stories – Breaker Morant


In this episode of Media, Brett Lamb talks with his Year 11 class about the multi award winning film Breaker Morant.

The story of three Australian soldiers courtmartialed during the Boer War, Breaker Morant won 10 Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Film, Best Direction, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, and Editing. It was also nominated for the 1980 Academy Award for the Best Writing.

The Australian film industry is an important part of our national identity and it’s important that we see our lives and our stories represented on the big screen. If you’re studying Australian Stories in Year 11, we’d love to hear your reaction to the film. What did you think? Send a link to your opinion as an MP3 or some other type of audio recording. We’d love to feature your response to the film in a future episode of Media!