Most of people get information about other countries through what they watch on T.V. So, it is not surprising that many people in Australia think that Iran is a very poor country without modern technologies even without electricity. As I have noticed, almost all of Iranian movies which has been broadcasted in Australia show poverty, misery,...among people in Iran. Although these movies are very well designed and have got so many national and international prizes, showing just the one side of the coin makes very negative image about Iran among foreign people. For example the public library close to my home has these 2 Iranian movies which as you may know are in the above category:
-A time for drunk horses
Recently, the worst movie about Iran -prostitution behind the veil- was broadcasted through Australian TV. It was terrible and unreal. I am sure they select this kind of movies deliberately.