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Impressive GetUp! Commercial

Really worth having a look at this Australian commercial against sex-based marriage discrimination. Next to the wonderful music and images, the speed of the narrated time together with fast cutting puts viewers readily into the perspective of the focalizer, who is one part of a young couple living their life together. In the end, the other half proposes… And the viewer can decide whether to accept or not…


[“It’s Time,” Get Up! Action for Australia, YouTube, Music Oliver Tank (“Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion”), 24 Nov. 2011, via]

Background is that the majority of Australian voters support marriage equality, but PM Julia Gillard opposes it on grounds of the usual Christian-fundamentalist-based ideas of the inequality of men and women…

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