Unlikely Travellers is a remarkable three-part documentary series of six fabulous adventurers, each with a unique and challenging intellectual disability. More than 120 people have applied for a two-week trip to Egypt and today is the first day of interviews. The Spectrum Organisation has narrowed it down to 21 who will face the selection panel.
Indonesian scholarship recipients Nita and Muhammad must drastically alter their lives to take up the opportunity to study in Australia. As AUSAID scholarship students, they are returning to study after being in the workforce. In addition to culture shock, they also have to deal with separation from their families.
Lawrence always wanted to be the best in the world. He always wanted to set a world record. At something. At anything. What world record can he set? Well, as a child he was a classic nerd and wasn't very good at sport. But he was pretty good at the Rubik's Cube. In fact, he still has a shrine to the Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik in his bedroom.
This film addresses the problems facing young people in South Africa, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand and Dubai and the fight against AIDS in these countries.
John has decided that Judaism is to blame for his failed interfaith relationships. He decides to explore another religion, and his research leads him to a branch of Christianity that really speaks to him - Christian Domestic Discipline. Accompanied by infuriating ex-girlfriend Kristen, John zips off to Montgomery, Alabama in the United States where he is taught the art of biblical spanking.
Here's Looking At You, Boy explores the gradual development of self-confidence within the gay and lesbian film community. This self-confidence has been characterised in recent times by films that have received awards at renowned international film festivals like Berlin and Venice and received recognition from the Academy Awards in Hollywood.
This little known story of a married Australian heiress whom Prince Charles loved and allegedly abandoned, has curious echoes of the Charles and Diana story. In the 1970s, Lady Dale 'Kanga' Tryon had an intense and passionate relationship with the Prince of Wales and was a serious rival to Camilla Parker Bowles. Her life ended tragically early when aged 49, she died in mysterious circumstances.
Choirmaster Jonathon Welch continues his music program inside Victoria's Tarrengower Prison in the hope that their participation might influence the prisoners to go straight on release. They have performed in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre maximum security prison and now Jonathon wants them to use their personal experiences to write a song they can be proud of. He has invited multi-award winning singer songwriter Kasey Chambers to help in the process.
Examines the nature of fear - our most primal and powerful emotion. From its evolutionary origins in the involuntary fight-or-flight survival instinct to its essential function as a learning tool today.
What can the onset of the Great Depression tell us about our current financial crisis? As It Happened: 1929 The Wall Street Crash explores the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, shares crashed by a third on the New York Stock Exchange. More than $25 billion in individual wealth was lost. Later, three thousand banks failed, taking people's savings with them. Surviving eyewitnesses describe the biggest financial catastrophe in history.
Hair is one powerful collection of follicles. Throughout history, it has divided and united, led to self-imposed exile and raised others to god-like status. Hair is synonymous with iconic beauty, sexuality and stardom. But what does hair mean to the mere mortal? This is a film full of unlikely stories. There's Lance the ex-gothic Mortician; Esther the Canadian hair academic; Gilly the farm girl turned bikini waxer and Margaret the myopic hair artist to name a few. Hairtales is an anecdotal mix of eclectic memories, dreams lost and inner selves found.
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.
In tonight's episode, Pria asks whether we really do live in a democracy anymore, and what democracy in Australia is today. He speaks to Robert Manne about the erosion of democracy in this country and the stifling of information which results from the media duopoly.
This episode explores the red light district of Bangkok, and the women who work in its clubs and bars. For many of these women, the job is also an opportunity for them to find a foreign husband - something which could transform their lives.
First year students have more than just their university studies to manage as they'll do whatever it takes to get the edge over their competition. For Toby, attempting a triple degree while maintaining his political party commitments are part of his life plan. Japanese masters student Tsuyoshi is initially over the moon to be in Australia, but soon finds the whole experience overwhelming. And full-fee paying international student, Alejandra, feels one step behind her local classmates as she contemplates failure, disgrace or the loss of her family's dream for a better life for her through education.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Phillip Adams.
Lawrence is tormented by memories of his childhood bully. His quest this week is to deal with the bully and finally put the trauma behind him. It's time Lawrence learnt to be a real man.
A group of Japanese children and their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, help solve the mystery of a young Jewish girl whose name was painted on a battered old suitcase they received from Auschwitz.
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