Death comes inevitably to us all. How societies celebrate their loved ones' passing varies dramatically from place to place. In Gurgaon, India, an 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children. A Taiwanese man honours his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graveside. An octogenarian in San Francisco lives with death every day among his vast collections of skeletal remains. In Stockton, Alabama, a widow remembers her husband with a patriotic gun salute using bullets loaded with his ashes.
In Wollongong, New South Wales, Michael unearths the Serbian history of a steel city. Generations of migrants from the former Yugoslavia have made a home in this picturesque seaside destination. From steel working priests to Balkans war survivors, this is a community constantly striving to balance its complicated cultural history with their Australian future.
The teacher is a little flustered and lacks confidence reading the dreaming story to Dujuan and his classmates. How could she improve in her delivery of this story? How could the students be more engaged during this story telling?
Michael visits the 100-year-old Greek community in Darwin, a group wiped out by economic ruin and devastating natural disasters in their home towns. He looks at how they rebuilt and became stronger in a new city that soon formed a part of their identity.
Walk to school with 12 year old Rebekka who lives on a farm in the Swiss countryside. Rebekka is visually impaired but is able to walk to school on her own and lead an independent life. Learn what life is like for Rebekka as she navigates the world with only 20 percent vision.
Walk to school in Tokyo with 11 year old Yamabuki and find out what life is like for a schoolboy in Japan. Hear about his experience during the 2011 earthquake, his worries and hopes for the future.
Michael starts his journey in Brisbane, home to one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the country, some surviving the trauma of the Vietnam War to thrive in the city's south-western suburbs. Their exodus from Vietnam may have coined the term 'boat people', but more than 40 years later, they've reclaimed it as a reminder of their strength, resilience, and gratitude to a country that took them in when they had nowhere else to go.
Sally Sara catches up with photographer Devin Allen whose images of Baltimore riots ended up in Time Magazine in 2015 when protestors took to the streets after the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. How can visual images such as photographs highlight issues and inequality in the world? How has mobile phone technology and social media communication technology changed over the years from 2015 to 2020?
On the final leg of her journey, Miriam hitches a ride to one of the most isolated parts of the country, the Gulf of Carpentaria, to see where the wealth of the Lucky Country comes from.
Miriam wants to know what the Australian Dream means for people around the country. So she is off on a road trip, driving a fully equipped motorhome and embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Miriam is leaving the home she shares with her life partner, Heather, in the Southern Highlands of NSW to travel around the country to discover what it means to be an Australian today in this eye-opening and timely series.
On Women's Week, a studio van was parked in locations across rich and poor areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The studio van was made available to any woman who felt like sharing her story.
A portrait of an intrepid group of leitis, or Indigenous transgender women, who are fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga.
This final episode of the series follows the fate of Nazifa and her family as they make a final attempt to reach Germany. We meet Sadiq, who took just 45 days to travel from Afghanistan to his dream destination of Finland, but the welcome he experienced when he arrived has not sustained. Across Europe, policies have changed and deals have been struck. If Sadiq's asylum claim fails, he faces forced deportation. Across the Atlantic, the USA is no longer welcoming refugees from the Middle East. President Trump's executive orders have far reaching consequences for those who were on the verge of emigrating to join family members already in the USA.
The impact of the rise of the right reverberates across Europe. Nazifa and Latif make a potentially life-changing decision. We revisit Israa and her family from the first series, who risked their lives escaping Syria in 2015 and made the terrifying journey to Europe when borders were open and refugees welcome. They're living in a flat in Germany and Israa faces her first day at school. Meanwhile, Azizula must face his fears and attempt to cross the Hungarian border, knowing it is patrolled by armed guards who use dogs to deter and attack the refugees attempting to cut through the fence from Serbia to Hungary.
Karl's last "thing to do" is seeing Japan's most spiritual destination: Mount Fuji. On the way, Ricky and Steve put him in a capsule hotel and send him to a Sumo wrestling stable.
Ricky and Steve have decided they want Karl join a high school choir, hang out with New Age therapists, meet the Amish before ending his journey by Wingwalking.
Karl's in for some dog sledding, a meeting with Innuits and a visit to the North Pole. He then learns that Ricky and Steve have stuck him on a deep sea fishing trawler.
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