Sporting excellence can take many forms and this program introduces us to one of Australia's lesser known international champions. He's twenty-two year old Dylan Parker and he reveals how his love of his sport inspired him to soar through a terrifying medical crisis.
In Secrets To Love, director Tracie Donahue searches for the answers to finding (and maintaining) a healthy, happy love, by asking real couples and relationship experts the most important questions. What draws us to people? Do certain communication patterns contribute to the breakdown of relationships? How do skills such as empathy contribute to a healthy, functioning relationship - and can they be taught? Is it possible to learn to love the right way, to keep your love going? This is a film about how real couples learned to create the marriage they hoped for.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever, parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Every year millions of refugees from around the world escape civil war and human rights violations in search of a new homeland. Roughly 13,000 of these people are accepted into Australia. Of that figure, 6,000 are chosen by the government from the world's most notorious refugee camps and a further 7,000 arrive on humanitarian visas, often sponsored by family and friends. But what happens once they arrive?
The story of three teenagers, adopted by an extended Australian family as children, who return to Ethiopia to reconnect with the family, friends and culture they left behind.
Rupert Kathner (Ben Mendelsohn) always had stars in his eyes. He wanted to make movies and wanted the whole world to see them. In the mid 1930s, his dreams led him to Sydney, the then movie capital of Australia where he met and married the supportive and faithful Clarice, with whom he had a son, Paul. These were desperate times, the economy at an all-time low. Hollywood studio executives controlled the local cinemas with a rod of iron, screening only their own productions. The profits were shipped straight back to Los Angeles. Few Australian filmmakers got a cinema release and Kathner was no exception. It was at a screening of a pilot for one of his films to studio execs that he met a woman who would change his life. Alma Brooks (Victoria Hill) was working as a secretary at the studio when she met Rupe. When they paired up, a revolutionary filmmaking duo was born.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to, in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Pria Viswalingam turns his idiosyncratic gaze upon Australia. This episode finds Pria exploring Broome, a coastal paradise that is a multicultural success story and home to a thriving pearl industry.
As one half of famed media duo 'Jono & Dano', Ian 'Dano' Rogerson enjoyed a decade-long run in the 1980s with top-rating radio shows and a string of national television programs. But while Jonathan Coleman went on to forge a career in Britain, Ian Rogerson all but disappeared from the media spotlight. Why would you jettison a successful media career? In Ian Rogerson's case, it was because of his young son, Jack. Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, Jack Rogerson was hyperactive, could barely speak and was unable to express ordinary affection. Like many parents of autistic children, Ian and his wife Nicole were left struggling to find their way.
Ayen's Cooking School For African Men observes an interesting battle between ancient culture and modern demand when a Sudanese woman starts a cooking school for refugee men whom have never before set foot in a kitchen. This story is a delightful look at the strength of boundaries set by ancient culture, engrained from the start of time, but the necessity to adjust them for survival in the modern world.
Family gathering explaining route from Vietnam, their loss during the voyage and the encounter with pirates
Closing comment about being optimistic
Tonight's episode features Anh Do, a stand-up comedian and brother Khoa, a filmmaker. They left Vietnam as refugees on a small fishing boat when Anh was three years old and Khoa was less than two. After a dramatic and dangerous journey, the family ended up in Sydney's western suburbs, where the Do boys grew up.
He was a white teacher in the PNG Highlands; she, the student he couldn't get out of his head. They were the first mixed race couple to walk down the street in Port Moresby holding hands. Their story is a fascinating exploration of enduring love.
For decades, science has declared human nature ruthlessly selfish. Competitiveness and self-interest have come to define us. But could human nature be as good as it is bad? And could new science reveal the true nature of humankind?
Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is waking up the world to the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. This summer has seen unprecedented high ocean temperatures across the region; a strong indicator of another coral bleaching event. If we don't act to drastically lower carbon emissions, Ove believes that the world's largest coral reef system will die within 50 years. Fifteen years ago, Ove was one of the first scientists to raise the alarm about the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. He describes coral reefs as 'the canary in the coal mine' for our environment. Despite winning the prestigious Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (1999), Ove was ostracised by the Howard government and dismissed by sceptics for his perceived alarmist views. Ove says that he is not alarmist but states "What I'm saying is alarming, that's the difference". Since then his international reputation has grown and Ove is now a senior member of local and global research organisations; his work informed Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and he's worked with Sir David Attenborough. In Australian Story, Ove reflects on formative boyhood experiences snorkelling in the Whitsundays and how his passion for the ocean and its creatures inspired him personally and professionally, especially when he felt like a lone voice in the wilderness. Today Ove's personal campaign to win over climate change sceptics is bearing fruit. He's converted a number of vocal sceptics including politicians and business leaders. He also collaborates with mining giant Rio Tinto. Ove believes that we are in a 'do or die situation.' He is now calling for world leaders to unite and create a well resourced think tank to tackle climate change, in the style of the WWII Allies' 'Manhattan Project', an organisation that fast-tracked atomic weapons research by years. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Producer: Claire Forster (Acting) Executive Producer: Rebecca Latham
Polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes lost the tips of several fingers due to the frostbite he received on his last Arctic expedition. Now, returning to the sea ice for the first time, he is determined to give his two colleagues a real taste of the hardships involved in Arctic travel.
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