3—‘The Strike’ versus Hunger
The digital video clip, ‘The Strike’ versus Hunger, involves a superhero called ‘The Strike’ who visits East Timor to fight Hunger.
Brainstorm a list of famous superheroes and identify common features (.pdf 1.2 MB) such as costume, romance, strong moral or ethical code, secret identity, special powers orspecial name. After watching ‘The Strike’, identify the features and how they were used in the clip.
‘The Strike’ versus Hunger has four sections. Have students watch the text again and identify the purpose (.pdf 1.2 MB) of each section and the features used. These include: music, written text, voice over, characters and setting.
In small groups, ask students to discuss the following:
- What is the purpose of the digital text? How did it seek to achieve its purpose?
- Who is the intended audience for the text? Give reasons for your view.
- What factual evidence was presented in the digital text ‘The Strike’ versus Hunger?
- How effective / ineffective is the video as a persuasive text?