Shamed Out (being found drunk in public) – Victoria Legal Aid Street law education kit

This video is part of an education program called Street Law. For more information go to

The program is designed to support educators and teachers in delivering legal education to young people about their legal rights and responsibilities when dealing with police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs).

An education kit is available that includes session plans, activities and links to legal information relating to each video. This video forms part of the ‘Being found drunk in public’ component of this kit. It is not intended as a stand-alone educational resource.


Title: Shamed Out
[Image shows a notebook and pen resting on a wooden surface. A hand picks up the pen and writes text on the notebook: ‘Youthlaw Presents…’] [A hand turns the page and writes: ‘A Camera Electrica Production’] [The hand turns the page again, revealing text: ‘Shamed Out’] [The page turns and reveals the animated character of our narrator, a young woman, walking and carrying a bottle. She occasionally stops and drinks from the bottle.] Narrator: Oh, a few weeks back I had a mass night with my mates. We went from pub to pub and we were just smashing those drinks.
[Narrator shown drinking from two bottles at once.] Narrator: We had drink, after drink, after drink.
[Scene changes to show the narrator dancing and singing into a microphone.] Narrator: We went to this karaoke bar, I was on a mad rage, I was singin’, I was jammin’. Oh yeah, I’m cruisin’! I was lovin’ life.
[Scene changes to the narrator walking, then looking lost.] Narrator: At the end of the night I ended up alone and had to find my own way home.
[Scene changes to the narrator falling asleep in a shopping trolley. The trolley grows wings as she falls asleep.] Narrator: I fell asleep. And I had this great dream.
[Scene zooms in on the narrator as someone taps on her shoulder.] Narrator: I felt someone, like, tapping me on the shoulder. And I was like, “Mum, can you make me some bacon and eggs? I’m like, sooo hungover.”
[Scene zooms out to show a police officer standing beside the shopping trolley with the narrator asleep in it.] Narrator: But it was a cop and he was asking me if I was alright. And I was like, “yep!” He said I was too drunk so he took me back to the station.
[Scene changes to the narrator’s mum looking angry as she pushes the shopping trolley with the teenager sitting in it.] Narrator: Mum had to pick me up. I was so shamed out.
[A hand turns the page of the notebook revealing text:
Directed by: James Fleming
Animated by: Simon Howe
Produced by: Annie Davis and James Fleming for Youthlaw
Sound recording and technical support: Hayden Layton
Narrated by Roimaata Harris
Story concept by: Aidan Jenkin, Jordan Tate, Daniel McDonald, Roimaata Harris, Catherine Newman, Jake Ure, Jeffrey O’Rourke, Amelia Mazis, Zachariah Bloomhall
Reference performances by: Roimaata Harris, Catherine Newman, Daniel McDonald, Amelia Mazis
Camera Electrica
Youthworx Media
No Such Place
Funded by a grant from Victoria Law Foundation
Youthlaw] Video Rating: / 5

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