Muslims make up less than 3 percent of the Australian population, yet dominate the news headlines and are often misunderstood. In this series, 10 Muslim Australians with vastly different views on their faith live under one roof for eight days to explore what it means to be a Muslim in modern, multicultural Australia. While the housemates are united in faith, they are divided on what it means to be a 'good Muslim'.
As Melbourne struggles with increased youth crime, one particular group have fallen under the spotlight. The so-called Apex have captured the attention of the media, the police, and the imagination of the public, but who are they? Are they a serious threat or just a bunch of kids demonised out of proportion to their activities? This documentary seeks to look beyond the media hype at a community under intense scrutiny. Working closely with the South Sudanese community, this documentary goes to the heart of what it takes to make a multicultural society and gives pause to those who have forged a view of migrant communities based on stereotypes by separating myth from reality.
In the heart of the 'lucky country' some Australian families and individuals are living on the fringes, facing the daily hardships of unemployment, drug addiction and illness; struggling just to get by. New three-part, fly on the wall observational documentary series, Struggle Street, gives a voice to those doing it tough right on the doorstep of Australia's most affluent cities.
Follows Tongan pensioner Saia Mafile'o and his family as they are stretched to breaking point by the commitment and passion to God that has driven Saia's life.
Heba Kassoua, a broadcaster for SBS Arabic24, left her homeland of Syria in 2005, along with her family. In 2016, despite ongoing conflict in the region, her father decided to return home, and she soon follows, returning to the city of Sweida for a family wedding. Despite her initial hesitation, she ends up rediscovering a city that doesn't look like the rest of the war-torn country.
The ancient city of Palenque was once a hub of Mayan civilisation. For centuries it lay hidden under layers of tropical vegetation, until modern archaeologists revealed it to the world.
Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist known as Chippewar in the Indigenous community. His internationally recognised work expresses much of the angst of today's Indigenous population in Canada.
As the only living tattoo artist from the Nisga'a Nation, Nakkita Trimble hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee'e.
Marjorie Tahbone, an Alaskan artist of Inupiaq heritage, was first among the living women of her family to get her traditional chin tattoo.
In the 20th century, the Maori of New Zealand all but lost their tattooing tradition.
Seattle-born artist Nahaan sees tattoo, like many other forms of artistic expression, as a political act and a form of resistance.
If Keone Nunes had never picked up the tools and answered the call to master of kakau, there would likely be no traditional tattooing in Hawaii today.
Jordan Bennett is an artist of Mi'kmaq descent, whose work blends pop culture and traditional teachings into work that connects the past, the present and the future.
Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era.
Dion Kaszas is an artist and scholar of mixed heritage with a strong connection to his Interior Salish roots. He has devoted countless hours to traditional tattooing arts nearly lost to colonisation.
The Mentawai people inhabit a group of islands west of Sumatra, in Indonesia. For centuries, they have practised a form of shamanism in which the art of tattoo plays an integral role.
Metis artist Amy Malbeuf's insatiable appetite for new creative outlets has led her to work in many artistic fields, including traditional Indigenous tattooing.
In a remote village in the Northern Philippines, Wang Od Oggay carries on the tattooing tradition of her ancestors, offering the sacred markings once reserved for the warriors and women of the Kalinga.
Eighteen-year-old Bradford-born Hiba explores the controversial but legal custom of first-cousin marriage. It's a practice that has gone on within her own family for generations. This documentary takes a look at the devastating health impact that first-cousin marriage can have, and the arguments for and against it. Hiba finds out if it is possible to fancy and desire such a close relative.
Marriage is as old as civilisation, but today, some weddings turn their back on tradition. In Jamaica, nine couples tie the knot au naturel. In California, the bride and groom are dressed, but it's even more bizarre - they're dogs. Some weddings can even be potentially deadly affairs. In Indonesia, a young man kidnaps his bride. In India, pimps plot violence when a mass wedding threatens their trade. Around the world, when weddings defy convention, they become 'taboo'.
Collecting can be a harmless hobby, or it can become an obsession. In this episode, we look at extreme collectors - people that collect such vast quantities of unusual things that it impacts their lives, their relationships, and their livelihood. Take the Las Vegas retired neurosurgeon that's spent over 30 years filling two houses and a huge backyard with a weird mix of unusual items. His final piece will be his own corpse, which will be embalmed and entombed in the basement.
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