Rosalie Kunoth-Monks is a woman remarkably sure of her place in the world - but it hasn't always been that way. In 1955, the movie Jedda transported her from the Northern Territory desert into celluloid history. In fact, Rosalie's own life reads like a film script - from reluctant child-star to nun, to activist and leader.
The New Black is a collection of impressive short films featuring Indigenous stories, authored and crafted by Indigenous people, and told in innovative and compelling ways. In introducing these films, Margaret Pomeranz speaks with Australia's most celebrated Indigenous filmmaker, Warwick Thornton, who wrote, directed and shot Samson & Delilah - winner of the Camera d'OR at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in next year's Academy Awards.
The human love affair with stuff is deep, abiding and life-long. This week Wendy spends time at a baby shower and visits pre-schools, shopping centres, teenagers' bedrooms and a boarding school to try to find the answer to the question: are we hard-wired to accumulate, or is it something we learn?
Willie Harcourt-Cooze is on a mission, to fulfil his dream to produce the best chocolate in the world - from bean to bar and beyond. The four-part series follows Willie, his wife Tania and their three young children as Willie grows and harvests his own cocoa beans from his Venezuelan farm and then turns them into premium chocolate at his Devon factory back in the UK.
It's the first full week of life in the wilderness and the therapy gets well and truly underway. The course is deliberately designed to be physically tough. Only when the camp sees the family dysfunction in action will staff know what they are working with. The usual routine of hiking and camping is added to with a unique therapeutic tool: llamas. As pack animals they are stubborn, unruly and a law unto themselves, not too dissimilar to defiant teens in fact!
Muhammad Yunus is a trail blazer. He is a devout optimist who truly believes that a world without poverty is an achievable goal. The son of a Dhaka jeweller, and one of nine children, he was taught the combined value of education and imagination at a very young age.
Featuring Italian-Swedish model and actress Isabella Rossellini and Dean Kamen, the American inventor and entrepreneur who holds more than 440 patents for innovative health care devices.
A behind the scenes look at the new James Cameron blockbuster, avatar, which stars Aussie Sam Worthington.
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.
On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out for one another through thick and thin. This fishing trip will be their toughest yet as ferocious weather, poor fishing and problems with a new net bring unexpected pressures to this successful working relationship. Can they win through?
From the cradle to the grave, Stuff examines the abiding passion all of us have for stuff - the stuff we buy, the stuff we treasure, the stuff we desire and the stuff that's most important to us. In episode one, host Wendy Harmer talks to 'chuckers' and 'hoarders' and looks at what happens when our love of stuff gets in the way of love and stuff. Wendy also visits a prison and talks to inmates about what it's like to have your stuff taken from you.
When your child turns into a teenage brat, who exactly is responsible and how can you, as parents, help to turn things around? Rather than just sending them off to the American wilderness to fix their out of control behaviour, in Family Brat Camp the parents go too. And in this first episode living and sleeping in the wilderness comes as a major shock, not only for the brats, but for the parents as well.
Taped in Clive James's London office, where all available wall space is lined with his beloved books, this interview finds a very reflective and real man who isn't always comfortable discussing the more personal areas of his life.
Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album 'Tidal' and the Grammy Award-winning 'Criminal'.
Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from the North Atlantic with a lucrative haul of monkfish, but his journey is put in jeopardy when the main winch jams. On the New Dawn, Chaz Bruce endures a nightmare trip
Helen Bamber has devoted six decades to helping heal people - people broken by genocide, slavery, ethnic violence and torture. This therapist and human rights campaigner runs the Helen Bamber Foundation for Survivors of Torture in London, and despite all she has witnessed, still has a sparkle in her eye and a spring in her step.
An inside look at the lives of friends, world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and author, award-winning chef and advocate Alice Waters.
Although Doris Day has not appeared in public for over 30 years, she is considered to be a cultural icon of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her films are shown regularly on TV worldwide. She still gets around 200 fan letters a week and is selling more records than ever before. Doris Day has written cinema history by simply playing the girl next door. So, who is the Doris Day of today?
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