Initiation rituals are spectacular, with the power to change who you are, from brutal skin cutting in Papua New Guinea to hair plucking in India. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.
Peta and Ricky live in a small town in the Riverina and are parents to five-year-old twins Cody and Bree. Cody also has Dent disease, a chronic kidney condition that also affects his speech and physical development. Cody's condition requires constant medical attention, including regular specialist visits as far away as Sydney and Melbourne. For parents Peta and Ricky, the lack of specialist healthcare in the country - and the cost - is an endless struggle.
The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?
Witness the incredible ceremonies from around the world which celebrate birth, marriage and death. At every turn, rituals connect us with our ancestors in an endless circle of life. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.
Wagga residents Katherine and Mason are recovering from the break-in that left their Housing Commission home trashed. Determined to make their home a safe haven, they've opened their doors to other young Wagga residents facing struggles of their own.
We meet individuals and families from different parts of the New South Wales Riverina area who are facing a range of challenges - from homelessness, to drought, and a crime wave that's swept through parts of Wagga Wagga. Mason and Katherine live in the Wagga suburb of Tolland with their two-year-old daughter Suzianna. After returning to their house after a night away with friends, they find their house has been ransacked and valuables stolen. Will they be able to find trust in the community again or will they seek a better life elsewhere for their daughter?
Luka is the oldest child in the family, living on beautiful hill Katarina with an incredible view of the capital of Ljubljana. He is a born environmentalist and leader, helping around the house with essential work.
Fewer than 4 percent of New Zealand's population are Maori language speakers. Three teenagers from rural town Waipu have become unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve the indigenous language by making heavy metal inspired by Maori history.
So far on the journey, the travellers have had their views confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit, but the travellers are about to face their biggest test yet. Heading south to Calgary, the group hit the front lines to experience life on the streets, getting a glimpse into the humanity of both those working to help and those struggling with their circumstances.
This is an edgy, searing portrait of an ex-gang member trying to make his peace with his past.
The empowering story of Rodney 'Geeyo' Poucette's struggle against the prejudice in the Indigenous community as a two-spirited person.
The group arrives in Muskrat Dam, one of several fly-in reserves in Northern Ontario. Most Canadians do not understand why people continue to live in remote places like this one. Their stay will open the group's eyes about why relocating isn't an option for the families whose families have been here for generations. They will also hear about the impact of the legacy of residential schools, including a firsthand story of a man who watched his younger brother be taken away in a plane, before having the same happen to himself.
Join Clive James as he explores Sydney and its famous landmarks.
The six travellers begin their journey in the heart of Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here they meet prominent Indigenous activist Michael Redhead Champagne, who sheds some light on the journey ahead. He outlines their upcoming work alongside two community driven movements - the Bear Clan patrol, which works to keep Winnipeg's notorious North End streets safe, and Drag the Red, which takes on the sobering task helping to solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women by searching the river, and the riverbank, for remains or other evidence.
Discover how things have changed for the Gujral family over time. Marriage is a whole different concept to when Manjit and his wife were married, arranged marriages and not the way things work now.
Michael meets with the Assyrians of Fairfield, a people without a nation that have made a new homeland in the suburbs of Western Sydney.
Sydney businessman Lance Innes sets out to search for the truth about his mysterious father, Al Gorcey, who walked out on his family when Lance was just 18 months old. Lance wants to know: Was his father a spy or simply a conman? Perth journalist Michelle White investigates her mother's hidden criminal past. Having promised her she wouldn't go searching for the truth until after her death, Michelle finally unlocks her mum's secret, discovering why she did time in one of the country's toughest prisons.
Michael looks at the forgotten history of the German-speaking refugees of the Barossa Valley, and their fight to save a language that has been passed down for nearly 200 years.
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