The film follows the rise, fall and reunion of the Stooges, formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, bassist Dave Alexander, and brothers Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton on guitar and drums respectively. Guitarist James Williamson eventually joined the band, with Ron Asheton switching to bass after Alexander quit.
This documentary provides an intimate look at the making of the smash hit film The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet. With access to all areas, it traces how the creative vision of its director, Jocelyn Moorhouse, was realised by the production designer, Roger Ford, the cinematographer, Don McAlpine, and the costume designers, Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson. Including previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage as well as interviews with the author Rosalie Ham, cast and crew, the documentary traces the journey from best-selling novel to a cinema classic much loved by Australian audiences.
A documentary special that takes a broad look at the lasting social and cultural impact of the global phenomenon that started in 1966. Told in 10 acts, the special takes viewers through the entire history of Star Trek on television and film, while highlighting the social and technological influence of the legendary series.
This unique documentary is composed entirely of archives, punctuated with the voice of Stanley Kubrick, giving us the keys to understanding his work. It gives a voice to one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema and, also, one of the most enigmatic.
With over 200 million album sales worldwide, and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No.1s, Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. Coming from an esteemed lineage of singers, Whitney was destined to be plucked from her gospel-singing roots to rule the world stage. But all these achievements have become a footnote to a story of addiction and self-destruction. With salacious stories filling the columns of tabloid papers and magazines, Whitney had the voice of an angel on stage, but was being torn apart by her demons offstage. This film will, for the first time, give audiences an unprecedented and unique look into Whitney's life. Made with full access to her family and collaborators, the film will showcase exclusive audio and never-before-seen video from her time as a recording artist and performer.
In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way that's never been seen before. Over a period of three years, the film is following the endeavours of poker card designer Jackson Robinson, hippie Zach Crain, and video game veteran Brain Fargo, all of whom reach out to the crowd in order to change their lives forever.
Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.
Queer comics have historically been hidden from sight. Kliph finds out where the scene is at now, if things have changed, and what it's like working as an LGBTQ comic today.
Kilph Nesteroff visits comedy veteran and man of 10,000 noises Michael Winslow, and some young talent to trace the struggles and roadblocks facing comedians on their journeys to the top.
Through gut-wrenching interviews, this program crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation, deception and complicated feelings that have led two men to tell their story of abuse by Michael Jackson.
In July 2014, Glen Turner, a compliance officer with the Office of Environment and Heritage, was shot four times by a farmer and died on the side of an isolated public road in NSW, 40 kms from Moree. Cultivating Murder tells the story of what happened and follows the murder trial to discover why it happened. It is an unusual murder case. The mystery is not 'who did it?' but 'why did he do it?' The accused is a wealthy New South Wales farmer. The circumstances of the shooting are shocking and perplexing. Glen Turner's family, friends, and colleagues want to see the full weight of the law applied. The documentary tells the story of Glen Turner's family, government employees, whistle-blowers, and rural producers in the region where the murder took place.
In 1994, a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.
This series follows the injustice Indigenous Australians face with cold case victims. Hosted by Walkley Award and Amnesty Media Award nominee, Allan Clarke.
Seventeen-year-old Gomeroi teenager Steven Smith was the most popular boy in school with the world at his feet before it was cruelly snatched away. The teen was found dead on train tracks outside the north-western NSW town of Quirindi in 1988 after attending a party. Despite his family being told by police during the initial investigation to "get over it" they have always maintained he was murdered, now this episode finds information to support their concerns.
In 2003, in the remote Queensland-NSW border town of Goondiwindi, 43-year-old Aboriginal grandmother Theresa Binge went missing. Twelve days later, her badly beaten body was found dumped in a concrete culvert outside of town. Despite strong leads, the investigation failed to find her killer. Fifteen years on, Theresa's family are still desperately seeking answers. We retrace Theresa's last steps, find new leads and speak with authorities.
As the Serengeti starts to dry out, competition heats up between the families.
Serengeti follows the interconnected stories of a cast of savannah animals over one year. There's love and loss, jealousy and rivalry, tragedy and triumph, as their lives entwine and dramatically unfold.
Coke versus Pepsi: a duel between giants that has lasted for more than a century, at a cost of billions of dollars. This film explores the 100-year war with unparalleled socio-economic stakes, countless victims, spies, underhand manoeuvres, truces, and renewed attacks.
Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia.
A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost are adapted and performed by a cast including Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet. Wilde enthusiasts and experts including Stephen Fry , Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographers provide revelatory accounts of how his own life informed his work. His Irish roots, his early career, his marriage and the importance of women as well as men in his life all combine in a complex and compelling characterisation and celebration that adds flesh to the bones of a man who is too often caricatured.
Tonight Dave decides to challenge the idea that all politicians are liars by standing on a platform of complete truth and honesty in the recent Queensland election. Is this a pipe dream, or is Dave pioneering a new way forward?
With the world's economy in a mess, more and more people are ending up without a roof over their heads. Dave discovers what it's like to be homeless in the big city. He feels what it's like to be hungry, cold and humiliated but somehow, through the kindness of strangers, he manages to see the sunshine and not the rain.
The ever-genial and disarming Louis Theroux investigates the elite world of well-heeled American hunters who pay top dollar for the ultimate luxury adventure experience: a chance to shoot big game in Africa. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippos, even rhinos are up for grabs for those with the right kind of money. Along the way, Louis meets the mum bringing her seven-year-old along so he can bag his own springbok, the CEO intent on bringing home the head of a hippopotamus and the evangelical hunting guide who compiles videos of his most spectacular kills and preaches a macho do-or-die gospel of self-actualisation through hunting.
Impeachment votes, Supreme Court rulings, and further revelations seal Richard Nixon's fate.
Himmler, one of the most evil men in human history, began as a mild-mannered bookish intellectual who loved tradition, country pursuits, and nature. He became one of the most terrifying champions of the Third Reich, a monster even by Nazi standards. Himmler helped define Nazi ideology. His transformation into a Nazi monster is the story of the total collapse of morality and civilisation in Germany.
Speer is the Nazi leader who escaped the noose and spent the rest of his life trading off his Nazi celebrity status. He was the architect who 'designed' and 'branded' the Nazis. He also murdered millions of worker slaves as head of the Nazi arms industry. At Nuremberg, he denied all knowledge of the Holocaust.
Hear the harrowing first-hand story of how a crew of oil rig workers escaped a massive fire that killed 11 of their co-workers in the Gulf of Mexico.
Explore the history, culture and everyday lives of people living and working in a remote paradise: the Torres Strait Islands.
Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante is in the Maldives in search of a supposedly extinct shark. Unidentified sharks in the area have led many to believe the Pondicherry is alive.
The journey to every wedding day brings tears and tension, chaos and compromise. But what happens when two people from vastly different religions and cultures, go down the aisle?
Iranian-Australian Pariya has found her perfect match in Macedonian migrant, Viktor. Pariya's mother is expecting a full Persian wedding for her only child, and Viktor is keen to oblige. As the couple start to organise the ostentatious, blingy wedding, Pariya, sick of Victor not helping, hands the whole thing over to her betrothed. He must now keep his exacting fiancee and emotional mother-in-law happy, and not break any Iranian traditions along the way. When Australia legalised same-sex marriages in December 2017, pagan druid David and his Jewish partner Darren rushed to set a date. They are having a legal wedding that incorporates both of their religions. The ceremony is in two distinct halves, and sparks fly when both want control over the day.
This week Ben heads to French Polynesia in the South Pacific to spend time with British expat Rick and his girlfriend Jasna, who live a nomadic life on their yacht, sailing around the waters of the archipelago they have made their home.
This week Ben joins a couple who uprooted themselves and their two teenage children from a comfortable life in Worthing to take up a life of crofting on the beautiful island of Rum off the remote west coast of Scotland.
Thirty-something couple Bretwood Higman and wife Erin McKittrick hiked 4,000 miles to one of the remotest parts of Alaska 4 years ago. They live half the year in a self-built Mongolian-style yurt - and the other half trekking in the wilderness - accompanied by their infant children. Ben learns vital survival skills to live in the wild - grizzly bear protection, storm navigation and paddling tiny rafts through freezing waters to reach a stunning glacier.
This film is the story of the birth, life, and death of one storm: Lucy. Beginning its tumultuous journey as an ominous sandstorm in Senegal, heading west across the Atlantic to toss enormous ships and waves topsy-turvy, then crashing into the jungles of the Caribbean, we live inside this hurricane, and it is truly awesome, scary and incredible.
Shark experts Brandon McMillan and Jimi Partington return to Guadalupe Island to search for the largest great white in the world, Deep Blue. Can they unravel the mystery?
Evan is on a Tahitian island to swim with humpback whales. He also helps collect DNA samples from lemon sharks, and rescues an abandoned litter of kittens.
Great gatherings on Earth are rituals. Visit the desert, where Burning Man's new rituals fulfil a desire to belong, and Japan, where 2000 men perform a chaotic fire ritual to be renewed.
Filmmaker Louis Theroux is denied admittance into the Church of Scientology's headquarters, setting into motion a clever, confrontational, and funny plan to try and reveal the inner workings of the mysterious organisation.
What if death wasn't the end? To truly live again, we must resurrect our bodies and minds and scientists are now developing ways to digitally preserve the contents of our brains.
A thought-provoking and awe-inspiring film that examines not only the practical applications of AI, but also the ethical questions raised by these developments.
They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In this program, we gain unprecedented access into Venus and Serena's lives.
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.
Dr Brittany Brand pairs up with one of China's top naturalists on an adventure like no other. The pair are on a mission to reveal how China's unique natural frontiers were forged from the belly of the planet.
This incredible two-part series, which required two years of planning and high-level negotiations, grants presenter Michael Palin unprecedented access to the reclusive country of North Korea.
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