Peeved by his unsuccessful attempts to solve the cross cultural love riddle, John decides to expose ethnic identity as a ridiculous social construct. What if he marries a non-Jew, and just tells everyone she's Jewish? This will free him up to marry whoever he wants, and will stick it to tribalists like his old friend George, who said he wouldn't come to John's wedding if he married a non-Jew.
Cheer on the kids of Woolloomooloo as they become basketball All Stars, struggling to pursue their aspirations while avoiding the disadvantages of growing up in this forgotten pocket of public housing.
Lawrence always wanted to be the best in the world. He always wanted to set a world record. At something. At anything. What world record can he set? Well, as a child he was a classic nerd and wasn't very good at sport. But he was pretty good at the Rubik's Cube. In fact, he still has a shrine to the Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik in his bedroom.
John has decided that Judaism is to blame for his failed interfaith relationships. He decides to explore another religion, and his research leads him to a branch of Christianity that really speaks to him - Christian Domestic Discipline. Accompanied by infuriating ex-girlfriend Kristen, John zips off to Montgomery, Alabama in the United States where he is taught the art of biblical spanking.
Here's Looking At You, Boy explores the gradual development of self-confidence within the gay and lesbian film community. This self-confidence has been characterised in recent times by films that have received awards at renowned international film festivals like Berlin and Venice and received recognition from the Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Examines the nature of fear - our most primal and powerful emotion. From its evolutionary origins in the involuntary fight-or-flight survival instinct to its essential function as a learning tool today.
Hair is one powerful collection of follicles. Throughout history, it has divided and united, led to self-imposed exile and raised others to god-like status. Hair is synonymous with iconic beauty, sexuality and stardom. But what does hair mean to the mere mortal? This is a film full of unlikely stories. There's Lance the ex-gothic Mortician; Esther the Canadian hair academic; Gilly the farm girl turned bikini waxer and Margaret the myopic hair artist to name a few. Hairtales is an anecdotal mix of eclectic memories, dreams lost and inner selves found.
In tonight's episode, Pria asks whether we really do live in a democracy anymore, and what democracy in Australia is today. He speaks to Robert Manne about the erosion of democracy in this country and the stifling of information which results from the media duopoly.
This episode explores the red light district of Bangkok, and the women who work in its clubs and bars. For many of these women, the job is also an opportunity for them to find a foreign husband - something which could transform their lives.
Lawrence is tormented by memories of his childhood bully. His quest this week is to deal with the bully and finally put the trauma behind him. It's time Lawrence learnt to be a real man.
John has forever wanted to go out with non-Jewish girls, but he always suspected that his mother wasn't into it. As John's mum, Gitla, died unexpectedly several years ago, it's impossible to know what she truly thought. Or is it?
This is the first and only film made by a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor about his experiences, escape and return to his homeland. At the age of seventeen, J.B. Rutagarama was marked for murder by machete-wielding Hutu militias. Remarkably he survived, though dozens of his relatives were slaughtered.
Shines a light on the most sought-after emotion, exploring the evolutionary role of happiness and examining what in the brain makes some people happy and others sad.
In part two Pria reflects on how sex-saturated our modern culture is, with hard core pornography available on-line 24/7 and 70% of the net having pornographic content. He interviews NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney about how gruesome the cases of rape and sexual assault in NSW have become, while Clive Hamilton laments the obvious link between porn and the commission of sex crimes.
This week, Lawrence's quest is to be a rock star. When he was a child he was kicked out of his school band. He was a musical maverick, but now is his chance to make it happen. In setting about creating an image, Lawrence first learns some rock moves from You Am I rock god Tim Rogers, like the windmill, and making love to the audience.
Bitterly, John recalls his adolescence, and a Jewish summer camp at which he was mortifyingly rebuffed by a love interest. Still not over it, dejected John seeks solace again in Henry Makow's book on Asian love. Makow claims that Asian women judge a man by his heart, not by his looks. John is heartened by this tidbit. To check if it's true, he dons an elephant man costume and jets off to Thailand to see if his luck in love will improve outside of Jewtown 3183.
An investigation of our most basic emotions - Anger, Happiness and Fear. Examines the primitive forces that drive us to acts of creative inspiration, passion, even murder. It's a fascinating scientific journey that takes us from the evolutionary origins of our emotions in primates to the neurobiological pathways that drive road rage, addiction, compassion and uncontrollable phobias.
Join Pria Viswalingam for the new six-part documentary series, Decadence, as he considers whether we are now completely bogged down in a mire of meaningless self-indulgence, and whether we do really need iPods, plasma screen TVs, Brazilian waxes and self-navigating 4WDs to achieve happiness. He asks if family incomes have never been higher in the western world, property values are soaring, if conspicuous consumption and material wealth have never been so evident, why are we so unhappy?
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