Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South Africa.
Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Nelson Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after his father's death. But the lure of the city is more powerful and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.
Religion has always been the soulmate of civilisation; they are meant for each other. This connection was first made in Ancient Egypt, which is still the longest lasting civilisation in world history. All civilisations since have borrowed something of the blueprint established by the Egyptians. Remarkably, it is possible to trace the birth of organised religion to a specific site known as Nabta Playa in the Egyptian desert. Here, 8000 years ago, herders built stone circles and erected megaliths as a place of worship. Archaeologist and series consultant Jeff Rose believes the site was a prototype church where people tried to understand their place within the ever-changing rhythms of the natural world.
Join Mike Munro as he explores Australia's history of rebels and outlaws, unearthing the truth behind the legends. The brutal gunfight between Ned Kelly's gang and Victorian policeman on the banks of Stringybark Creek is the pivotal event in the Ned Kelly story, transforming Kelly from a petty thief to wanted outlaw and, eventually, a national icon. But were the killings an act of self-defence, as Kelly later claimed? Folklore holds Ned Kelly to be a hero, endlessly mythologised. But what if he was a clear-eyed killer? Our team embarks on the first ever archaeological and scientific investigation of the events at Stringybark Creek to answer the questions. Using the latest cutting-edge survey technology (LiDAR 3D laser scanning), traditional archaeology and forensic ballistics testing, together with new historical evidence, the team put conflicting claims to the test. Finally, we bring descendants from both sides of the story together for the first time to hear the team reveal their findings. Controversial and highly provocative, this investigation challenges the legend that has shaped our national identity and aims to change how Australians see their most famous folk icon: the hero of the underdog.
The Queen's Hamlet is a palace disguised as a peasant's cottage hidden in the Versailles gardens. A romantic hideaway, Marie-Antoinette conceived it as a reminder of her carefree youth in Vienna. But the Revolution left it for ruin. Now, two centuries later, the most extensive renovation ever finally begins. In summer 2017, the Queen's Hamlet was reopened to the public, restored to its original glory, one of the most extraordinary and moving architectural jewels of Versailles.
This follow up documentary to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy sees filmmaker Dan Murdoch back in the US to revisit some of the people he met from the Ku Klux Klan and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement.
Germaine Greer's first home was in Melbourne's Sandringham, a place she doesn't remember with fondness. But having come to the UK in 1964, she shows Julia through her haunts in her now home, Cambridge.
How can something as devastating as war help bring about civilisation? Ancient Mesoamerica is the perfect petri dish to examine the process of 'destructive creation'. Evolutionary theorist Peter Turchin regards war as a necessary evil. It brought people together in a common cause while stimulating an arms race of technological progress.
This landmark special explores the special relationship between Australia and the US. Hosted by acclaimed journalist Mike Munro, we explore our long friendship, forged in battle, ideas, art, people and trade.
Nicky Winmar is an AFL hero and one of the best Indigenous players ever to kick a Sherrin football. With Nicky as her guest, Julia travels to Pingelly, 158km outside of Perth in the West Australian wheat belt.
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Dave Faulkner, lead singer and songwriter of much-loved band the Hoodoo Gurus, goes back to Western Australia to show Julia some of the pivotal locations of his childhood, and chat about his musical beginnings.
Julia meets transgender writer, commentator, and former military officer Cate McGregor in Toowoomba, visiting her childhood home and high school, where Cate talks about her life dealing with gender dysphoria.
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