We have enjoyed the longest economic winning streak in world history, and were the only rich nation to avoid the great global crash of 2008. This series asks the important questions of our time: How did we become the last rich nation standing? Can we make something of this moment, or has it already passed? What must we do to overcome the inevitable future shocks?
Guided by Annabel Crabb, an Aussie family goes on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the food we eat transformed the way we live, the fabric of the nation and defined family roles - starting in post-war 1950s.
Examine the current situation in the Middle East and how it affects the cultural heritage of certain areas. The turmoil in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria has led to mayhem in the cultural heritage domain: looted museums and looted archaeological sites. This has not stopped. Financing terror organizations like the Islamic State happens by selling looting licenses to entrepreneurs and professional art thieves. Looting and forgeries now take place on industrial scale polluting our common history.
From coronations to threats of assassinations, to coups and abdications, imperial dynasties have survived it all. Each generation leaves their mark as either a pawn or political powerhouse. This episode explores royal dynasties who have inspired or divided their constituents as absolute monarchies, or have echoed or defied the will of the government as constitutional monarchies. House of Saud tread the line between tradition and modernisation. House of Windsor embraced modernisation to remain connected with their constituents. The Imperial House of Japan survived defeat in World War II, but stands on the brink of oblivion without government intervention.
American film director, Don Siegel, is best known for his work with Clint Eastwood including Coogan's Bluff (1968), the iconic police thriller Dirty Harry (1971) and the prison drama Escape from Alcatraz (1979). Siegel also directed one of the great sci fi films Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), the noir classic The Kllers (1964) as well as John Wayne's final film, the 1976 Western, The Shootist.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm, constructed on the site of a former castle called Tre Kronor, has been the official residence of the monarchy for over 250 years.
You'll never look at warm apple pie the same way again. This film takes a hysterical look at the goal of four 'unlucky in love' high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lose their virginity by prom night. As they try to manipulate their way into the hearts of some of their classmates, their plans often backfire with hilarity. Follow the raging hormones of four teenage boys and their girls as they gear up for the most important night of their lives the prom.
Japan is plunged into chaos when an enormous monster emerges from Tokyo Bay and terrorises the city, leaving a path of destruction and casualties.
TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son.
Basic Instinct, Office Space, Saving Private Ryan, There's Something About Mary. These are the stories of the movies that defined the '90s.
A black comedy following a physics professor who realises his life is falling apart, so seeks help from three different rabbis.
A combination of testimonies and exclusive aerial images. This sensitive experience is an introspection into who we are today as a community, but also and most importantly, as an individual. Through wars, inequalities, discriminations, but also love and family, this film confronts us with the realities and the diversity of our human conditions.
Set in Brisbane over 12 hours, Australia Day explores the lives of three Australians from diverse backgrounds whose different worlds collide, illuminating contemporary issues that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia. The heartfelt drama interweaves these three stories and highlights the aspirations of everyday Australians on the most controversial national holiday, Australia Day.
Set during the second Manchurian invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In, who was dragged away by the Manchurian.
With unreleased archive interviews and footage with George Harrison, exclusive interviews with Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Richard E Grant, Neil Jordan, and unseen interviews with Bob Hoskins, this documentary explores HandMade Films baptism by fire, the risks it took in producing uniquely crafted intelligent films, and the stories that grew up around it.
The final chapter of legendary director John Woo's two-part action epic, centring on politics and war in third century China. Scheming and manipulative Prime Minister Cao Cao attempts to unify the country, and in doing so overthrows the authority of a young and politically impotent Emperor.
A devoted couple is forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Examines how the fast food giants grew from humble origins to become two of the most recognisable brands in the world.
A young boy with a free spirit roams with his pet pelican, Mr Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend, Fingerbone Bill. Based on the novel Storm Boy by Colin Thiele, this story explores themes such as connection to place, isolation, relationships and the environment.
Danny Ocean and his 11 accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
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