Creativity defines the human species, it underpins our favourite technology, lies behind our music and arts and has allowed us to journey beyond our own planet. For a long time, it was seen as a gift of the gods, something beyond scientific explanation. This film finds out what really happens in your brain before you have a great idea, discovers how day-dreaming can help you become a creative genius and explores the link between obsession and great ideas.
In this revealing documentary, author, journalist, TV presenter and human rights advocate Tara Moss will be our guide as we tour the darkest corners of the web to uncover the world of cyber violence.
Eight survivors from eight different disasters go back to the moment of impact, recalling exactly what happened, how they survived, and ultimately where their lives are now.
In Bob Hawke — 23rd prime minister, fearless reformer and Labor giant — Australia found a political leader, the likes of which we’d never seen before. Australian Story remembers the late Bob Hawke.
At Christian Brothers College in WA, boys are guided by mentors and teachers through a year-long program of ritual, self-reflection and challenge to shape and define the type of man they want to be.
What does being deaf feel like? What do deaf people wish they could hear? Through sign and speech, eight profoundly deaf Australians give a unique insight into their lives.
It's being described as a radical new experiment in education, the Catholic school that has done away with tests, grades and even year levels. St Luke's Catholic College is delivering a personalised curriculum for every student and it's all being delivered in a brand-new, open plan school with life coaches. But critics are questioning the radical approach to learning.
A light-hearted, funny documentary following a fast food junkie on a culinary voyage of discovery to Japan. Award-winning comedian and fast food junkie Craig Anderson doesn't have much time for healthy living. But at double his recommended weight and with a biological age of 64 at the age of 38, he may just not have much time full stop. Can a nation known for its longevity save Craig from death by pizza? This fresh and funny doc follows Craig on an action-packed culinary voyage of discovery to Japan, as he learns a whole new approach to food and fulfilment.
As a society, we've become obsessed with the concept of organic food and products, chemical-free farming, healing foods, and natural remedies. People are distrusting GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and other 'non-natural' solutions. Organic products fetch a premium price. Families are turning to holistic approaches to medical issues, sometimes with fatal consequences. But what is causing people to distrust modern medicine and approaches to farming? Where does this romantic notion of 'natural is better' come from? And most importantly, are these stances scientifically supportable? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Adam Boland was just 26 years old when he was handed the reins of the ailing Sunrise program on Channel 7. It was the start of something very new and a game changer for the networks. Some observers credit Boland with paving the way for the current ascendancy of the Seven Network. But it's been a tempestuous ride for Adam Boland. Now in the aftermath of a very public implosion, he's walking away from the industry that he says nearly destroyed him.
Having left politics behind them, ex-politicians reflect on what life was like in the Canberra bubble and what they learned from it.
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life's dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father's dreams once more, or let him live a lie. Original title: Hearat Shulayim. In Hebrew.
What happens when drinking habits become problematic? Eight former alcoholics open the lid and share their sobering truths.
When a 21-year-old Menindee farmer came across thousands of dying fish in her beloved Darling River she was determined to tell the country what was happening. Four months on, what's happened to the people of Menindee?
What is it actually like to put your hand up, be elected, and serve the nation in the House of Representatives or the Senate? Eight former politicians go off-script and share their candid opinions.
Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases, and it's spawned an entire industry around personalised fitness, assessing a child's athletic ability, and even for finding your perfect mate. Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
How far would you push yourself for a cause you believe in? Mina Guli attempted 100 marathons in 100 days, showing the extent someone will push their body to raise awareness to the global water crisis and create change.
Youth may be wasted on the young, but luckily, you can buy it back. People are using everything from facelifts to second skin tech to keep their youthful advantage. However, with the many unproven therapies on the market, how many actually work? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Stan Grant shares his experience of growing up as an individual with an Aboriginal background in the 60's and 70's Australia. He is optimistic and hopes for greater representation of the indigenous community within Australia media and politics.
Liam Bartlett meets parents accused of bullying teachers, the principals managing their "extravagant expectations", and the teachers facing threats of violence in Australian schools.
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